Kaduna - The Medical Director, Federal
Neuro-psychiatric Hospital, Kaduna, Dr Taiwo Sheikh, on Friday appealed to
striking workers in the health sector to resume work.
Addressing newsmen in Kaduna on Friday, Sheikh urged the aggrieved health
workers to ``show patriotism and pity the sick that require medical
According to him, the government is working towards addressing all the
grievances raised by members of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU).
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He assured members of the public that the hospital had made adequate plans to
cater for the health needs of its patients.
The medical director said government would resolve all the issues, adding that
all tertiary hospitals had been directed to continue to render services to the
Sheikh said that the government was still paying the salaries of the striking
workers as a sign of its willingness to encourage them to return to work.
He, therefore, appealed to the JOHESU members to consider the plight of the
citizenry and appreciate government efforts by calling off the 10-week old
The JOHESU members embarked on
the industrial action to press home their demands for improved working
condition, equipment and infrastructure in public health facilities in the