Patients stranded as Assin Fosu Polyclinic nurses embark on sit-down strike

Patients at the Assin Fosu Polyclinic have been left stranded as nurses and other medical staff embarked on a sit-down strike over the shortage of medical doctors at the facility.

The strike, which commenced on Monday, June 3, has brought healthcare delivery to a standstill, leaving patients in distress.

According to sources at the polyclinic, the facility has been operating with only one doctor for the past seven years, forcing nurses to handle all patient care, including tasks beyond their scope.

The nurses, who spoke to Metro TV on condition of anonymity, expressed concern over the quality of healthcare delivery and their working conditions, which they described as unbearable.

They vowed to continue the strike until their demands, including the immediate deployment of more doctors to the facility, are met.

The situation has left patients and their relatives frustrated, with some calling on the authorities to intervene to resolve the impasse.

Metro TV observed that the polyclinic was deserted, with only a few staff members seen sitting in the reception area.

The strike has also affected the nearby communities, which rely on the polyclinic for their healthcare needs.

The Assin Fosu Polyclinic is one of the major healthcare facilities in the Assin Fosu Municipality, serving a population of over 100,000 people.

Metro TV contacted the authorities at the polyclinic, but they declined to comment on the matter.

Metro TV will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as more information becomes available.

By: Isaac Dadzie | | Ghana

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