Nasarawa State appealed to resident doctors to rescind strike for the common good

Nasarawa State Government has appealed to resident doctors in the state to rescind their decision to embark on strike for the common good of humanity.

Chief Medical Director, Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia Doctor Ikrama Hassan made the appeal during a press briefing in Lafia.

Doctor Ikrama Hassan called on the doctors to consider lives of the people they they took the hippocratic oath to protect first before any other interest considering difficult times the health sector is facing globally occasioned by the Covid 19 pandemic.

He stated that embarking on strike would amount to adding more pressure on the system as according to him, the state government was making frantic efforts towards addressing their demands.

Nasarawa State Chapter of Association of Resident Doctors had in a Communiqué, directed its members to proceed on a three day warning strike on Monday the eight of February 2021

According to the Communiqué, the doctors will go on indefinite strike if the state fails to address their demand which include immediate reversal of suspension of Residency Training for its members in Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital Lafia, provision of standard Covid 19 Personal Protective Equipment among others.

Chris Nyamtu

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