Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Doctors to Strike Over Housing Dispute

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Doctors at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Ghana have announced plans to strike on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, citing severe accommodation challenges. The move comes after over 20 doctors received eviction notices, prompting an emergency meeting where the decision to strike was made unanimously.

The hospital’s Association leadership alleges that the doctors’ bungalows have been sold to private developers, leading to their eviction. The impending strike, which has the backing of the Ghana Medical Association, is set to impact new admissions, as doctors have resolved to follow the Association’s directive.

The Ashanti Regional Coordinating Council reportedly issued a one-week ultimatum to the doctors to vacate their residences. Dr. Paa Kwasi Baidoo, the Ashanti Regional President of the Ghana Medical Association, voiced his concern in an interview, pointing out a prior agreement with Manhyia Palace for alternative accommodations before the land transfer, an agreement that has been seemingly ignored.

The situation underscores the ongoing housing crisis facing medical professionals in the region and raises concerns about the potential impact on healthcare services. The doctors’ strike highlights the need for immediate dialogue and resolution to prevent further disruption of medical care.

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