Corps Members Replace Striking Doctors In FMC, Yola

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As doctors in the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, embarked on a strike, corp on Thursday were seen attending to patients.

reports that the directed its across the country to embark on a total strike from Aug. 2. This directive was issued on Saturday at the end of the executive meeting of the National Executive Council of the union held in Umuahia, the capital.

A correspondent who monitored some hospitals in Yola reports that Corps could be seen offering skeletal services to some patients with emergencies.

The NYSC doctors and other medical officers also attended to patients with emergency cases.

reports that the strike also affected many departments and units, including the Accidents and Emergency units, Paediatric and Intensive Care Units as well as Labour Ward and surgical theatres among other services.

Reacting, Mr Adamu Dodo, Head of and Media Relations, FMC, Yola, said that the hospital was not completely shut down due to the strike.

”Everything is normal. Hospital is a teamwork setting, strengthened by synergy between and among the medical professionals and health workers,” Dodo said.