Staff of Pantang Hospital begins sit down strike today

By Michael Abayateye
Pantang Hospital

Staff of the Pantang Psychiatric Hospital, will today(Monday) begin a sit down strike to protest the encroachment of the facilities lands by private developers.

This follows what they consider as  governments failure to address their concerns following several petitions for action to be taken against persons found to have allocated for themselves parts of the hospital's lands.

According to Head of Staff at the hospital, Elvis Akuamoah who spoke to Citi News, a demonstrations is slated for Wednesday if the industrial actions fails to yield the desired response from government.

He stressed the encroachment of the lands would limit future expansion of the mental facility and it is in the interest of the nation that staff take drastic measures to forestall any future problems.

Mr Ankomah revealed investigations by the staff indicated a club house is to be built on portions of the encroached lands, a situation which does not auger well for inmates who sometimes need a quiet and calm environment as part of their treatment. There will also be safety issues for patrons of the entertainment facility due to the close proximity.

 

The patients he said remains their priority and they would ensure that they have a conducive atmosphere to heal.

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