By Asma’u Ahmad
Health services were scuttle in many healthcare facilities in Kano State, after the health workers joined the nationwide strike called by the JOHESU.
Health Reporters gathered that activities were paralysed at the Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital and Abdullahi Wase Hospital in Kano, with many patients stranded.
Checks around the two hospitals on Thursday, revealed that patients were seen stranded as GOPD, card units, Pharmaceutical outlets and many other departments remained shut.
Some patients who spoke with newsmen expressed dismay over the strike action.
Malama Uwani Hamman, one of the patients, pleaded with the striking workers to consider their plight and return to work.
Another patient at the Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital told newsmen on condition of anoymity that she was concern over how the patients’ relatives were left to clean the toilets.
A staff of Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital, who also pleaded anonymity, expressed concern over the situation.
According to him, “We knew about the strike yet we came ready to work and just as we entered the theater to set up, we were driven away by our union leaders.”
He appealed to the Federal Government to speedily address the issues and come to terms with the association.
Newsmen report that the strike action embarked upon by the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) has entered its fourth week.