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Strike looms in health sector as JOHESU ultimatum end Wednesday

by Muhammad Sani

By Haruna Gimba

Barring last minute change, the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) and Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations (AHPA), will shutdown activities at Federal Government health facilities on Wednesday.

The health unions had on February 3 issued federal government 15-day ultimatum to meet its 10-point demand or resume its strike and cripple public hospitals across the country, the ultimatum expires on Wednesday.

In a warning letter addressed to Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Head of Civil Service of the Federation and security agencies, JOHESU Chairman, Biobelemoye Josiah, said unless government meets its demand, the union will resume the suspended strike.

Mr. Josiah decried the neglect of its members, which contribute 95 per cent of health care providers.

This is the first time the unions would threaten strike since President Muhammadu Buhari assumed power last May.

JOHESU seeks, among others, implementation of a new circular on promotion from Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS) 14 to 15 as directors, which places premium on the need to sanction defaulting
hospital managements.

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