Patients who visited Tamale Teaching hospital Wednesday morning were left to their fate as doctors and nurses at the facility followed through on their threat to lay down their tools in protests for the attacks on the CEO of the facility, Dr Daniel Kolbilla, by some pro-NPP youth on Monday August 13, 2018.
Despite the earlier intervention by the Regional Security Council, REGSEC led by its chairman Salifu Saeed, who assured the staff that the perpetrators would be brought to book, the health professional are still unhappiness about the recent attacks claiming that many health professionals in the facility have faced similar brutalities over the years in the hands of these lawless groups in the region.
Hence the health worker say the strike will continue, indicating that they do not feel safe and requested among other things, the establishment of a police post at the TTH before they would return to work.
However, some patients that reported at the out patients department for the first time, expressed their frustration at the situation to Diamond News
When Diamond News went around, all the consulting rooms were locked whiles some health professionals and other staffs were seen idling by.
The pro-NPP youth, who attacked the hospital, accused the CEO among other things of adopting a habit of issuing threats to staff, engaging in procurement breaches and neglecting the purchase of key hospital consumables such as examination gloves, needles and syringes.
Meanwhile the Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed, on Wednesday morning met with the management of the TTH where he appealed to them to resume duties while the security services handled the situation.