President John Mahama has assured that the current impasse at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital will be resolved within the shortest possible time.

This President’s comment comes after the Mental Health Authority on Monday ordered management of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital to discharge more than 300 patients on admission at the facility.

Nurses at the hospital started an indefinite strike today in protest at the indecent conditions at work and government’s failure to provide them with basic supplies.

This action follows a similar decision to stay away from what they described as hazardous cases throughout last week pending a total withdrawal.

Leadership of the Mental Health Authority earlier today invited the aggrieved Nurses to a meeting hoping to persuade them to resume work.

Speaking in an interview on Sunrise FM Tuesday, President Mahama said his government will do everything possible to ensure that the mental home does not shut down.

“We will take immediate steps to resolve the issues at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital…I will talk to the Health minister to understand what the issues are so they are resolved,” Mr. Mahama said.

The President also reiterated his manifesto promise that the Psychiatric Hospital will be moved from its current location and consolidate it with the Pantang hospital so they become one unit.

Source: Ghana/ Welsing


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