DOCTORS IN DELTA BEGIN 3-DAY WARNING STRIKE
Doctors in Delta under the umbrella of the Nigerian Medical Association have withdrawn their services to press home some of their demands that the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa administration had yet to meet.
The leadership of the union revealed that Okowa’s inability to pay COVID-19 hazard allowances, provide them with adequate personal protective equipment (PPE), and insensitivity to doctors’ plight amongst others are the reasons for the three-day warning strike,
The association warned the State Government that failure to meet their demands at the expiration of the three-day warning strike would force them to embark on a total strike action,
President of the Association of Resident Doctors, Asaba FMC branch, Nwabunor Osifo, said, "Doctors were constantly exposed to the deadly virus in the line of duty due to the shortage of the equipment. Over 1,200 doctors across the country have so far contracted the virus out which 18 have succumbed to it.
“Just recently, the state NMA lost a doctor to COVID-19. It is not funny, we cannot continue to die in the line of duty. COVID-19 is real, it lives among us. We must abide by the set protocols so that together we can combat this ugly virus."