Activities at the Juaso District Hospital was put to a halt with patients left stranded following the closure of dispensary by the hospital?s pharmacist, Mr. Opoku Afriyie. This is as a result of the?on-going strike by Government and Hospital Pharmacists nationwide.

Mr. Afriyie is said to have locked the door and taken away the keys despite efforts by management of the hospital for him to release the keys.

Information gathered indicated that dozens of patients, who had already seen the doctor, had gathered at the main entrance of the dispensary with the inscription ?CLOSED? boldly posted on the gate.

However, the District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr. De-graft Fokuo cannot bring the situation under control as all plea to enable the authorities open the pharmacy fell on death earr.

Mr. Osei Mintah, Administrator of the hospital, when contacted said after failing to retrieve the keys from the pharmacist, the situation had been reported to the regional health directorate.

Meanwhile, arrangements were being made to secure some drugs from the sub-districts to mitigate the impact of the situation, Mr. Mintah noted.

He said management was going to hold a meeting to decide on what action to take next.

Dr. Kwame Kusi Agyemang, the Medical Superintendent of the hospital expressed grave concern about the situation and called on the pharmacists to add some human face in pressing home their demand.

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