PATIENTS IN JOS LAMENT  EFECT OF STRIKE ON HEALTH SECTOR

Written by on September 12, 2017

Major stakeholders in the health sector on Tuesday decried the worsening health situation in Nigeria due to the ongoing strike by Resident Doctors under the aegis of National Association of Resident Doctors.

When JAY FM visited the Jos University Teaching Hospital hospital on Tuesday, patients on admission were seen lamenting their situation as there was no doctor to attend to them.

Some parents and guardians were also seen withdrawing their wards to unknown destinations especially those whose cases were critical.

Some of them who spoke to JAY FM expressed sadness over their plights.

According to them, the strike which enters the 9th day today would have been avoided if government had been sincere in its handling of past agreements with the striking workers in the health sector.

Secretary of Resident Doctors in the state, Dr Joseph Adagazu while sympathizing with the patients over their situation, however, told JAY FM in Jos that the doctors would not call off the strike until government meets with their demands.

He further disclosed that a meeting between the striking doctors and government on how to resolve the problem has been scheduled to hold in Abuja today

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