Patients stranded as Bauchi health workers join JOHESU strike

  • Patients stranded as Bauchi health workers join JOHESU strike

Patients stranded as Bauchi health workers join JOHESU strike

JOHESU had on April 18, embarked on industrial action due to what it described as the insensitivity and lackadaisical attitude of drivers of the health sector.

The Minister, in a statement signed by the Director of Press in the Ministry, Samuel Olowokore said the doctors should stop meddling in the strike, adding that such meddlesomeness arising from an unhealthy inter-union rivalry will adversely put pressure on social dialogue mechanism.

The Senate's resolution was sequel to a motion on "Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Need to Take Precautionary Measures" by Sen.

Tinubu recalled that an infected immigrant, Mr Patrick Sawyer who arrived Nigeria in July 23, 2014 was notable for been the index case for the introduction of Ebola virus into Nigeria.

"The youth, therefore, called on President Buhari to ensure that Nigeria took concrete steps towards attaining UHC, a system that provides healthcare and financial protection for all citizens, " the official said.

Raising the alarm in Asaba, JOHESU members warned of the potential for deaths in the hospital if management continues to engage the services of interns and corps members in place of experienced health workers.

The National Chairman of JOHESU, Biobebelemoye Josiah, has accused Nigerian doctors of trying to frustrate ongoing talks between the union and the federal government on how to end the four-week-old strike embarked upon by the union.

The Honourable Minister further re-iterates that all Heads of medical institutions should as a matter of urgency provide adequate security for the working members of staff and any person found disturbing the peace in any health facility should be made to face the law. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent, who visited General Hospital in Bayara town and the Specialists' Hospital, Bauchi Metropolis on Monday, reports that health workers had deserted the hospitals.

Speaking at a roundtable on The state of Healthcare in Nigeria, organised by Philips Africa and Forbes Africa in Lagos, they lamented the low level of attention given to the health sector, which they said, has received little funding.