Korle-Bu nurses stage sit-home strike after one tested positive for Covid-19

Nurses at the Accident and Emergency Centre of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital will on Monday submit letters to their superiors making known their decision to stay home as a result of coronavirus.

This comes in the wake of one nurse at the Centre contracting the deadly disease.

Despite assurances by authorities in terms of insurance packages, the nurses say their concerns have not been addressed as personal protective equipment (PPEs), for instance, are not available.

Speaking on anonymity on TV3’s Midday Live on Saturday, a nurse said they demand that tests are conducted on each one of them in order to be sure whether they have been infected or not.

According to the nurse, they were kept in the dark regarding the infected colleague despite the nature of their work finding them in contact with one another almost all the time.

“We have been working since the case came there and we have been exposed and we demand that all the staff be tested,” the nurse said.

He said knowing their status will prevent them from either infecting their families or not.

“When the PPEs are ready, we will resume and work for mother Ghana.”

In one of the letters sighted by 3news.com, the nurses said the news of one of the nurses testing positive for the disease is creating fear and panic among nurses.

“As we write this letter, a substantial number of nurses at the center are not in their right state of mind.”

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana

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