NGO wants speedy resolution of industrial disputes in health sector




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ABUJA – A non-governmental organisation, Advocacy Promotion and By Youths Nigeria, has called for speedy resolution of industrial disputes country’s sector.
A statement issued by Dr Femi Akinwumi, of organisation, Abuja on Monday, decried incessant strikes by workers in sector.
According to statement, Nigerians are worried over reoccurring industrial action by unions in sector.
It expressed regrets the action had worsened the situation in the sector as many patients had lost their lives as result of lack of attention.
“For the umpteenth time, the ailing health system in the country has again been paralysed due to the ongoing nationwide strike by the doctors the aegis of Nigerian Association (NMA).
“The effects of the ongoing nationwide strike by the doctors are monumental and devastating, many sick children and pregnant women who require urgent attention by the doctors are being denied.[eap_ad_2]
“All over the country, thousands of surgical cases require surgical operation have been put on hold with dire consequences; this ugly situation we believe must have led to loss of numerous innocent and precious lives.’’
It appealed to relevant government agencies to intervene with a view to finding lasting solution to the impasse.
The statement NMA to sheathe their sword in the overall interest of their patients and the downtrodden.
According to the statement, government at all levels need to be proactive in addressing industrial disharmony in heath and allied sectors in order to avert these incessant strikes in the sector.
It stressed the need to convene a “National Health Stakeholders’ conference’’ to discuss and come up with workable solutions to the lingering inter- conflicts and facing the health system.
NAN recalls NMA had embarked on an indefinite strike on July 1 following the inability of to accede to the demands contained in their “24-request list’’ protest letter. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]