HEALTH OFFICER STRIKES ACTIONS SHOULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED

The body is on strike to press home their demands, which include structural and infrastructural decay in the nation’s health sector

HEALTH OFFICER STRIKES ACTIONS SHOULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED

The ongoing 7-day warning strike by the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), the unified body of health officers in the country, could jeopardise the lives of patients in need of healthcare in all various medical places across the country, health officers who are suppose to put all hand on deck in seeing the end of Covid-19 decided to down tool to drive home their agitation with the federal government.

According to the union spokesma. The body is on strike to press home their demands, which include structural and infrastructural decay in the nation’s health sector, the review of the implementation of COVID-19 special inducement and hazard allowance for health officers working in the face of Covid-19 and so many other agitations

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Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19- Boss Mustapha gave a warning of the effects of the strike in the face of a raging pandemic around the world, he stressed that the strike was “rather unfortunate and capable of reducing our gains and endangering more loss of lives.” In a pandemic ravaged globe.

The government has been admonished to look into the agitations laid forward by the health body several times and it's been urged to consider their plight in lending needed hand into the health sector, but all agitations and plead is been falling into deaf ears, this gives the health organisations to strike a deadly blow when their sacrfice is really needed.


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