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Pantang Hospital workers to hit the streets today

By Michael Abayateye
Nurses getting ready to hit the streets

After government's failure to address their concerns following a sit down strike from Monday, workers of the Pantang Psychiatric Hospital will today(Wednesday) hit the streets to demonstrate against the encroachment of the facility's lands by private developers.

The hospital is currently battling with private investors encroaching on their lands and setting up structures the staff believes compromises security.

The development according to officials of the hospital is affecting the lives of patients who troop to the facility on daily bases for treatment.

Over 700 workers are expected to hit the streets with red armbands after which they would embark on an indefinite strike.

Public Relations Officer of the hospital, Elvis Akuamoah said, they have resorted to the demonstration because government has so far failed to find a solution to the problems.

"We have waited since Monday when we started the sit down strike, hoping to have a conversation with government to address our concerns, but it has not helped,"he stated.

He added that, the lives of the patients are in danger and they would do everything possible to stop the encroachment on the lands of the hospital.

"We will not give up till we get results. The situation is frustrating and must be tackled immediately so we return to work and perform our duties peacefully,"he stressed.

Meanwhile the  Ministry of Health through its Public Relations Officer, Robert Cudjoe has said, government would meet with the encroachers to address the issue.

The private investors he said, have legal documents backing their claims  and must be consulted to find the way forward.