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KATH Doctors Strike Over Accommodation Challenges

The eviction comes on the back of claims that the land where their bungalows stood has been sold to a private developer.

Doctors at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) have commenced an indefinite strike after about 20 of them received notices, asking them to move out of their Danyame residence in Kumasi.

The eviction comes on the back of claims that the land where their bungalows stood has been sold to a private developer.

Accusing stakeholders of failing to adhere to an agreement with the Manhyia Palace for new accommodation before the handover of land, the KATH Doctor’s Association said their members are now facing threats of having their water and electricity supply cut off.

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“A lot of our staff live 15 to 20 minutes away from the hospital and all of a sudden, people will come and ask you to move from your place because it has been sold to them and we took that issue up and we met with Manhyia on it and it was agreed that a new place be prepared to move us there before you can take possession of the land, they have disregarded that with impunity,” the Ashanti Regional President of the Ghana Medical Association, Dr Paa Kwasi Baidoo told Citi News.

In a letter indicating their resolve to stay off work until the issues of accommodation fixed, the doctor’s said they find it “scandalous that they would be evicted even before new arrangements are made.

The strike would most certainly affect patient-care as the hospital is Ghana’s second-largest teaching hospital serving almost all of the districts in the Ashanti Region.

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