- Over 300 rotation nurses and midwives have embarked on a strike over unpaid allowances pending for nine months now
- The nurses revealed that two of their colleagues collapsed at two hospitals as a result of prolonged hunger
- They added that several complaints with respect to the condition have gone unanswered
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Information available to YEN.com.gh shows that more than 300 rotation nurses and midwives have laid down their tools following a delay of their internship allowances.
The allowances have been unavailable for nine months now and affected health workers in the Upper East region leading to the collapse of two of their colleagues.
The affected nurses collapsed while on duty because they had not eaten for a long time, dailymailgh.com reports.
It has been gathered that one of the interns collapsed at the Upper East Regional Hospital while another fell unconscious at the Bawku Presbyterian Hospital.
The nurses on strike argued that they have resorted to the industrial action in the interest of patients and the avoidance of legal challenges in future.
They went on to say that the government is taking them for granted as there is deliberate disrespect and punishment.
Their current decision, they revealed, became necessary after several complaints about their challenges.
In other news, YEN.com.gh has learned that a teacher at the Agona Namanwura Senior High School in the Central Region has slapped a student.
The teacher, Wahab Adams, allegedly slapped the student for waving at the Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency, Queenstar Maame Pokuah Sawyer.
Information available shows that the incident occurred during a tour of the MP of the school in a bid to wish them the best of luck in their end of term examinations.
The mother of the assaulted student, Evelyn Hanson, expressed surprise at the incident, wondering why the teacher would commit such an act.
She has consequently declared her intent to inform the affected student’s grandfather in order to determine the next course of action.
Adams has meanwhile refused to comment on the matter, but the school’s authorities are determined to begin investigations.
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