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Hospitals count loses as health workers strike persists



As the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) and federal government failed to reach a consensus, teaching hospitals across the country have lamented on the damage the action posed on the health sector.

The health workers who embarked on a nationwide strike on April 17 are protesting for the adjustment of Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS) scale, specialist allowance, same scale promotion, employment of additional health professionals, implementation of court judgements, enhanced entry point, upward review of retirement age from 60 to 65.

When the Guardian visited one of the federal hospital, it was observed that the activities were at minimal as only doctors were seen attending to patients.
Interacting with a worker at the facility who pleaded anonymity, she said that the hospital have lost a lot due to ongoing strike actions. She explained to the guardian that a lot of lives have been lost, expiration of blood and drugs at its maximum because of lack of the customers.

The Guardian, May 12, 2018



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