March 2, 2024

Members of Junior Doctors have decried the non-payment of their salaries, which they said has brought misery upon them.

A staff member at the Korle-Bu in Accra, who spoke with us on the condition of anonymity out of fear of possible victimisation, said workers are being owed five months salaries.

“We are being owed November , December, January, February, March and April salaries, and the situation is getting out of hand. For instance, I can no longer provide food for my wife and children,” the staff said.

Another staff member at the Trafalgar Hospital of Ho, told The Hawk that “most Junior Doctors of the facility have become beggars; from fare to food, we ask relatives and friends to get by. We are dying of hunger.”

The situation is not different at the Eastern Regional Hospital -Koforidua.

When we spoke  to another Doctor at the Tamale Regional Hospital who did not want his name mentioned, said; “The situation has been very tough since November, but this Easter will be bleak for us all,” the distraught staffer said.

For a worker at the Ridge Hospital, the Easter celebrations were least of her problems. “My headache is my children’s school fees,” she said.

‘We have not been paid since November. We have not been accommodated nor fed. And we are expected to report to duty on it regardless of the time’. The situation is very discouraging to say the least, he lamented.

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