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JOHWESU strike: Resident doctors buckles up in Kano


KANO – The Association of Resident Doctors in Kano state says it has made arrangements to service the health sector to make up for the strike by Joint Health Workers’ Union (JOHWESU).
Dr Abdullahi Sharubutu, the newly elected President of the association, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Kano.

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He said that the new leadership of the association has tasked its members to be fully available for normal consultations at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in Kano and other public health facilities across the state.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
“We currently have more than 400 of our members in the teaching hospital here in Kano who are undergoing trainings to become specialists in different fields of medicine.
“Our members observed with dismay that the patients suffer the consequences of the lingering crisis in the health sector.
“That is why we decided to provide vital services in the hospital to reduce the effect of the strike,” said the president.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
Sharubutu, however, encouraged patients to keep on utilising the services at the teaching hospital, saying that the hospital was operating at more than 60 per cent capacity.
He also urged patients to disregard any rumour that linked medical doctors to the current industrial action.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
He further appealed to media houses to exercise caution in description, saying not all health workers are doctors.
NAN reports that the JOHWESU members embarked on an industrial strike action about two months ago. (NAN)

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