Patients abandon federal hospitals as JOHESU strike enters day 2

Ondo doctors commence indefinite strike over unpaid salaries

Patients in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, are now moving to the state public hospitals and private hospitals in the city, as the strike by health workers in federal hospitals, enters day two.

State Hospital, Ijaye and Sacred Heart Hospital, Lantoro, both in Abeokuta, have witnessed an increase in the number of patients due to the strike.

Health care service at the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, was affected, as health workers in the hospital joined their counterparts on a nationwide strike, to compel the Presidency to meet their demands.

Rockcity FM’s visit to the hospital, suggested that, health workers under the umbrella of Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), which include nurses, midwives, pharmacists and other health professionals, had vacated their duty posts.

Only the medical doctors and consultants were seen at their duty posts, while the in-patients and out-patients expressed displeasure over the strike.

The hospital’s public relation officer, Mr Segun Orisajo, told Rockcity FM News that skeletal services are being provided, as the medical doctors did not join the strike.

At the Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta, the situation is almost the same, as health workers were not in sight, even within the hospital premises.

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