The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has dissociated itself from the nationwide strike of the Joint Health Workers’ Union (JOSEHU) barely four days after the commencement of the industrial action.
The Chairman of Gombe State chapter of the NMA, Dr. Jauro Degri, announced the association’s withdrawal at a news briefing in Gombe.
He said the public should not panic because of the industrial action.
Dr. Degri assured that medical doctors are on ground at the Federal Medical Centre in Gombe to render services to patients.
“All outpatient clinics are going on as expected. Specialist services are also going on as usual. The hospital will continue to render emergency services,” he said.
Dr. Degri said whatever services the health facility cannot render following the ongoing strike “we can always advise and direct patients to where they can be attended to.”
“We appeal to the public not to panic, as doctors are working round the clock to ensure that our people do not suffer as a result of the strike,” he said.
JOSEHU declared the strike four days ago over some demands it has with the Federal Ministry of Health.
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