The workers explained that “coming to work and doing nothing because of reagents unavailability is more or less tantamount to sitting at home without coming to work.”They cited the non availability of an electrolyte analyzer, water bath and distilling plants as well as reagents and sitting chairs as unbefitting of regional laboratory and pledged not to return to work until such are provided.
Citi news visited the laboratory and can report that the facility was locked, with a red band tied to the entrance.
The Management of the hospital were in a meeting and said they would only comment after the meeting.
29-year-old Baton Nasiri, whose brother was referred from Tumu in the Sissala East district, in an interview said he was compelled to seek the services of a private lab before his brother could be attended to.
“We were here since yesterday but the doctor could not attend to my brother because we could not do the test, so this morning someone directed me to go and do it outside”.
Source: Mahama Latif