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Tamale Teaching Hospital COVID-19 management team still at post in spite of earlier threats to lay down their tools

The Tamale Teaching Hospital COVID-19 management team has rescinded threats to withdraw their service starting Friday, March 12, 2021.

The team allegedly issued a statement on March 10, 2021 claiming that non-health workers were receiving the COVID-19 vaccines while they, the frontline health workers at the Tamale Teaching Hospital had no access to the vaccines.

At the time Diamond News team visited the facility on Friday morning, workers were seen at the facility and going about the routine duties.

Acting Public Relations Director at the Tamale Teaching Hospital, Misbao Mohammed explained that management had met with COVID-19 management team and all concerns had been addressed, resulting in them calling off the intended industrial action.

He indicated that, “the Health Ministry had assured management of TTH that we will receive our share of the vaccines when the next consignment of vaccines arrives in the country so we explained to them to be patient and wait”.

“I think there was some communication gap regarding the insurance policy for health workers and when we explained the issues and clarified some of the things they didn’t understand, they agreed to go back to work and they are currently at post”.

The Tamale Teaching Hospital COVID-19 management team in their alleged statement claimed members of the team were demotivated and also had brought down their morale at the holding, isolation and treatment center of COVID-19 at TTH.

Story by: Edward A Ken-Zorre

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