The Coalition of Health Workers on Krobo Land has appealed to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to restore power to the area for smooth health delivery.
The health workers who are made up of anaesthetists, doctors, nurses, midwives, laboratory scientists, and pharmacists added that they will be forced to leave work at exactly 4pm due to the power outages.
The affected health facilities include Atua Government Hospital, St Martins Hospital, Yilo District hospital, Somanya policlinic and the various chps and health centers within the affected area.
According to them, the darkness they are plunged into has given room to some criminals and hooligans to rob, harass, and ill-treat some of the health workers who lived in hard to reach areas.
However, speaking to Naa Dedei Tetteh on the Morning Starr Tuesday the Municipal Health Director, Dr. Irena Offei expressed worry on how the power cut is affecting health delivery in the area.
“As you have seen the power outage happened on 27th of July at 10:30pm so we were hoping that the light would be restored the following morning but unfortunately as I talk to you no power has been restored.
“Both Municipalities Yilo Krobo and lower Manya Krobo have been affected since last Friday and today is the last day. We are doing COVID-19 vaccination so you can imagine our trouble of sending the vaccines in the freezers to nearby facilities which are not that close,” Dr. Irena narrated.
Below is their statement :
Coalition of Health Workers on Krobo Land.
Made up of Anaesthetist’s, Doctors, Nurses, Midwives, Laboratory scientists, Pharmacist’s, might be forced to leave work at exactly 4pm due to the power outages.
The health Facilities includes Atua Government Hospital, St Martins Hospital, Yilo District hospital, Somanya policlinic and the various chps and health centers within the affected area.
The darkness we’re plunged into has given room to some criminals and hooligans to rob, harass, and ill treat some of the health workers who lived at hard to reach areas.
A Nurse got robbed in the dark after closing from an afternoon shift and walking home. Another got chased on her way home.
To avoid these and promote our personal security, we might be forced to avoid the dark hours (4pm-7am).
This will mean there will be no night health services .we shall avail ourselves at the hospitals premises from 8am to 4pm. We hope ECG, the Chiefs, political leaders, national security and the various stakeholders in this impasse finds an amicable solution to this problem as early as possible.
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