Health workers begin indefinite strike today


Nigeria’s health sector might experience another shutdown as nurses and midwives, including other health workers under the aegis of Joint Health Workers Union (JOHESU) have declared a nationwide industrial action.

This is coming one week after the Federal Government resolved the dispute with resident doctors.

The announcement about the strike was made by President, Association of Nurses and Midwives, Abdurafiu Adeniji after the meeting of the Union’s national executive council in Abuja, on Wednesday.

The group had earlier released a statement signed by the National President, Obinna Ogbonna and the national secretary Ayinde Obisesan, threatening a shutdown of healthcare services in the healthcare nationwide.

 

Highlight of the demands of the groups include, revamping the infrastructure in the tertiary health institutions; report of the inter-ministerial sub-committee on critical matters in the health sector; professional autonomy; among others.

The president of the Union insist on complying fully with the directives of the JOHESU to down tools on Thursday, September 21.

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