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Nurses and midwives at the Tamale Teaching Hospital on Thursday laid down their tools to protest what they describe as marginalization.

They claim management of the hospital have not been fair to them in the allocation of bungalows.

Defending their stance on Eyewitness News, Musah Salifu, Chairman for nurses and midwives at the Tamale Teaching Hospital said “it appears management at the hospital does not think that the nurses or midwives deserve anything better.” 

He said “last year, management brought us a memo telling us about an accommodation document. In that document, they listed categories of staff that can qualify and they did not include nurses or midwives.”

He said after rejecting the document, and called for a review which was done they did not receive any correspondence from the hospital only to realize that some of the flats “have been allocated  other staff except the us.”

Mr Salifu argued that their strike is legitimate because they used the necessary process to get their grievances resolved before embarking on the strike.

Meanwhile the Deputy Spokesperson of the Tamale Teaching Hospital, Ahmed Fareed, speaking on Eyewitness News, refuted the claims.

He indicated that the hospital, which got its teaching hospital status, not long ago is currently undergoing an expansion project adding that accommodation component has been added to the project.

The Deputy Spokesperson explained that currently most of the flats have not been completed “so it will be so surprising if they [nurses and midwives] are saying that allocations have been done and they have not been considered.”

“The accommodation project is at ministerial level and not at the hospital level hence there is no way the allocation will be done without their involvement and no discrimination will be done,” he added.

Source: Citifmonline.com

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