The Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly [CCMA] says it has begun talks with management of the Cape Coast Metropolitan Hospital find lasting solutions to addressing concerns raised by staff of the facility.
The concerned staff last Friday issued a letter threatening to abandon night shifts and end afternoon shifts by 6:00pm to protect themselves from criminals who rob them of their personal belongings injuring them in the process.
The most recent attack was last Tuesday where a nurse was robbed of her phone, an amount of GHS 150 and other personal items at knife point. She sustained bruises on her thigh, her arm and face after she was subject to beatings by the robbers.
To avert further attacks, the concerned nurses appealed to the management of the facility to provide security, especially for staff on night duty, and lights within the hospital compound.
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The Public Relations Officer [PRO] of the CCMA, Richmond Yeboah, in an interaction with ATL FM News indicated that the assembly on Monday met management of the facility and concluded that street lights on the major road in front of the facility would be fixed by the assembly. The poor lightening within the compound of the hospital was also pegged to receive attention from the assembly.
According to Mr. Yeboah, the staff of the Cape Coast Metro hospital by the close of the week should expect their concerns addressed.
The concerned Staff, who earlier had issued management of the hospital a one week ultimatum to address their concerns indicate it is welcoming if management of the hospital are making an effort to address their concerns.
Source: ATL FM News