Coronavirus as Kaduna health workers’ strike grounds hospital services

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Health practitioners in Kaduna have embarked on a seven-day warning strike
The action came as the state government threatened to deduct 25% of the workers’salaries
Before now Governor Nasir El-Rufai had warned to the health workers that they will lose their jobs if they continue with the action.
Hospitals in Kaduna have been deserted by health workers over to over threat of deducting 25 percent of their salaries by the state government.
medical personnel in Kaduna have called on the government to reverse its decision to go ahead with the deduction, but to no avail, hence the strike.
Speaking with journalists on Saturday, May 23, Dr Steven Kache, the state’s chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) opined that the request of the workers is logical, adding that the situation is quite unfortunate.
The state government, in response to a strike notice by health workers over the state’s deductions of 25% from the salaries of all civil servants, said it would not bend to blackmail and instructed that every health worker willing to work is required to sign the register at the ministry of health and the health institutions to which they were deployed.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai had warned to the health workers that they will lose their jobs if they continue with the action.
The union, in a communique issued within the week, warned of strike action should the state government fail to meet its demands.

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