A sit-down strike scheduled to commence on Monday, April 27, 2020, has been announced by concern members of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association in the Nandom Municipality of the Upper West Region, the Daily Graphic has reported.
The motion follows the alleged neglect of three members of Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association who were reportedly exposed to the deadly novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
John Nyandore, the Nandom Municipal Chairman of the association in an interview with the Accra bases Citi FM said: “The region has given me a green light that if nothing will be done, if all the nurses at the OPD will not be mandatory isolated, effective Monday there will be a total sit down strike, especially at the OPD and if things are not done for us, we will extend it further”
He made a complaint that three nurses and a doctor were unprotected to the virus but the management in the municipality mandatory isolated only the doctor.
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“The doctor who attended to the patient went into quarantine and later the medical superintendent called one of the nurses who was in the same consulting room with the doctor and asked her to go into self-isolate. He went further and told the OPD ward in-charge, that if he is witnessing any signs and symptoms he should let him know”.
John Nyandore said after talks with his superiors in the region, they have decided to go on a sit down strike if all the nurses are not mandatory quarantine.