Resident doctors embark on strike amid cholera outbreak in Maiduguri

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The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) on Tuesday embarked on a nationwide indefinite strike, despite the emergencies occasioned by Boko Haram insurgency and cholera outbreak in Maiduguri. new balance uomo 2015 The Chairman of the association, Dr Muhammad El-Yakub, made the disclosure while addressing newsmen at the end of its congress meeting held at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH). El-Yakub said that the action was in compliance with directives from its national secretariat, adding that resident doctors had so far joined the strike in the state. He explained that the national body of the association would direct its members if to resume work, to enable them to provide humanitarian services in the event of emergencies. Air Jordan 11 Homme

“We embarked on an indefinite strike in compliance with the directives from NARD national body. new balance 373 classic “In case of emergencies we will notify the national leadership of the association and they will give further instructions to that effect. new balance 420 homme bleu bordeaux “There is a report indicating that about 20 persons died of cholera outbreak in Maiduguri and in view of the insurgency, resident doctors in Borno were exempted from the previous industrial action by the union,” El-Yakub said. Nike Air Max Baratas He said about 150 resident doctors were deployed to various hospitals in the state. Also, Dr Muhammad Tahir, the Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) of the hospital said that the association had not notified the management on the strike. Tahir noted that residents doctors at the hospital had attended to their various duty posts on Tuesday. Air Jordan 5 Homme

“The association has not officially notify the management about the strike by resident doctors. Nike Air Max 2017 Kopen And when they notify us, we will adopt effective measures to ensure that services are not grounded. “Apart from residents doctors, we also have consultants and other cadre of health professionals who could provide medical services in the hospital”. fjallraven kanken classic The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that about 14 persons died of cholera since the outbreak was reported at Muna Garage IDPs camp in the past three weeks. Earlier, Dr Haruna Mshelia, the Borno Commissioner for Health, confirmed that more than 230 patients were treated and discharged from cholera treatment centres in the metropolis. Mshelia added that the state government in collaboration with partner agencies had set up a cholera treatment center at Muna Garage IDP camp and Dala area of Maiduguri. adidas sale uk According to him, the ministry also embarked on awareness creation activities to sensitize the people on sytomps and preventive tips of the disease.

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