Kidnapping: Doctors, nurses’ strike cripples Ogun hospitals as pharmacists boycott | Dailytrust

Kidnapping: Doctors, nurses’ strike cripples Ogun hospitals as pharmacists boycott

An industrial action called by health workers in Ogun State in protest against the kidnapping of their colleagues, Wednesday paralysed public hospitals the state.

The Nigerian Medical Association and the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives, Ogun State chapter had on Tuesday, announced the commencement of strike action to express displeasure over the kidnapping of members.

The two medical associations said the strike was to ensure the safety of their members who have recently become major victims of kidnapping cases recorded in the state.

Our correspondent gathered that while there was partial compliance in some of the hospitals, some totally complied with the strike. At the general hospital, Ijaye, no health worker was sighted. A visit to the emergency ward showed that activities were totally paralyzed.

At the health care centre at Oke-Ilewo, our correspondent sighted health workers sitting idle.

Meanwhile, the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria in the state, on Wednesday, disclosed that its members are not joining the strike called over the incessant kidnapping of health workers.

The state chairman of the association, Lawrence Aiyelabola said this during a briefing in Abeokuta on the insecurity challenges in the state.

Aiyelabola said the PSN is not in a hurry to withdraw the service of its members in public health institutions across the state.