Doctors in Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja Embark on Indefinite Strike
Doctors at the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, in Lokoja, Kogi State have embarked on an indefinite strike.
This follows an attack yesterday morning by unknown armed men who stormed the hospital, vandalizing property and carting away valuables.
In a communique signed by Nnanna Agwu, Chairman, Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, Samuel Obajemu, chairman, Joint Health Workers Union ,JOHESU; Abdulmalik Idris, chairman, National Association of Nurses and Midwives ,NANNM,and John Omoche, chairman, Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria ,MHWUN, the health workers alleged that their lives were being threatened because of the state’s poor management of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The health workers stated that they are totally withdrawing services across the board.
Furthermore, they listed some conditions that must be met before returning to work which include adequate security of lives and properties, validation of COVID-19 status of some staff of the hospital that have been in isolation, provision of COVID-19 testing facilities and maximum of twenty patients being attended to daily.