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Manhyia Hospital Nurse calls off Strike after GHS. MoH intervened

In an effort to terminate their strike, the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) has asked its members at the Manhyia District Hospital to start working full shifts again as of today, December 3, 2022. The father just so happened to be Alex Opoku-Mensah, director of the National Service Secretariat’s (NSS) Ashanti Region.

The young doctor’s father at the clinic had treated a nurse poorly, which prompted the walkout. After a 72-hour window for Opoku-firing Mensah’s had expired and the NSS had only temporarily suspended him, the GRNMA decided to go on strike

When the hospital’s activities were interrupted due to the strike, some patients were returned home to continue receiving care, while others were transferred to other hospitals, according to several media sources. The most recent progress was brought about through intervention from the Ghana Health Service and the Ministry of Health. The Association released a statement stating that they had stopped the strike, saying that they had done so “to allow the committee established by the National Service Secretariat to carry out its purpose and to guarantee that our patients and clients do not suffer needlessly.”

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