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KATH braces for service disruption as doctors declare strike over housing issues

The doctors say the persistent threats to cut electricity and water supply to their homes in order to forcefully push them out is inhumane

Doctors at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) have announced their decision to embark on a strike beginning Wednesday (13 March), citing accommodation issues as the primary reason for their collective action.

The protest is in response to the issuance of eviction notices to over 20 of their colleagues, which stemmed from the alleged sale of the doctors’ bungalows to private developers.

The accommodation challenges have escalated to a point where the doctors feel compelled to take this drastic step to draw attention to their predicament.

Dr Michael Leat chairman of the Komfo Anokye Doctors Association (KADA) describes the situation as “scandalous” and expressed outrage at the persistent threats to cut electricity and water supply to the doctors’ homes in an attempt to force them out.

“The persistent threats to cut electricity and water supply to the homes of doctors in order to forcefully push them out is inhumane and not acceptable in any case”, Dr Leat stated in a letter addressed to the CEO of the hospital.

“We are thereby notifying management of our collective decision to be absent from work in Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital from Wednesday, 13.03.24., at 06:00 hrs till this matter is completely resolved. We encourage management as our employers to pursue all avenues to solve this fiasco which is a never-event in any developed country”, the letter further added.

Read the letter below:

Reporting By Jonathan Ofori, Ashanti Region

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