Concerned residents and staff of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital who occupy the health facility’s accommodation unit are demanding an immediate halt in the deduction of ten percent rent allowance from their basic salaries before the end of the week.
According to the group, the deductions which started in June 2020 do not commensurate with the housing units they reside in.
Addressing the media, the Chairman for the concerned residents and staff of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Benjamin Ampah stated that the charges must be reviewed as soon as possible.
He expressed that the deduction was not a fair treatment and tabled their demands to the management of the hospital.
“This is highly unfair. These are our demands on management. To stop the deduction immediately. With this, we give them up to November 2, 2020, to refund all rent monies from July to October 2020 to our members before November 14, 2020.”
He stated that a better evaluation is needed to be done to ensure that they are not overcharged.
He added that the management should look into better structure and allocation of rooms in the accommodation so that everyone is assigned a room.
“To liaise up with a committee to do a proper evaluation of the quarters and give appropriate charges instead of the ten percent deduction on our basic salary. Lastly, to do a proper allocation of rooms to our members as there are senior staff living in junior blocks,” he added.”