Enugu: Patients lament as health workers’ strike enters day 2

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Some patients at the National Orthopedic Hospital, Enugu are lamenting over the industrial action by the Joint Health Workers’ Union as the strike as it entered the second day.

Some of the patients, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Enugu, expressed worry over the development.

They, therefore, urged the government to find a solution to the perennial strike as many people are dying while the strike last.

They said that health workers had abandoned their duties and decry patients’ inabilities to access complete health care services, thereby worsening their health condition.

The strike, which began on Sept. 14, nationwide took patients on appointments, and those on admission, by surprise as many of them claimed to have had no previous information of the strike.

Most of the consulting rooms were devoid of their usual activities as they were empty with no patient, while the laboratory and card rooms were under lock.

Some patients, who came for treatment, complained that they were not attended to, as no worker was available to retrieve their medical record folder for treatment.

One of the patients, Mrs Eunice Agu, who came for a check-up, said that she could not get any staff to attended to her.

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