Doctors’ Strike Paralyses Activities At Imo Hospitals

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Health care services in Federal Medical Centre, FMC, and Imo Specialist Hospital, Owerri, have been shut down following an indefinite strike by doctors in the two hospitals.

The doctors are protesting what they termed “indiscriminate sacking of our colleagues and other medical officers by the managements” of the hospitals.

Announcing the indefinite industrial action, the Chairman, Association of Resident Doctors, ARD, Dr. Chidi Obisi, said it was their last resort.

“We have decided to embark on strike to express our dissatisfaction over the sacking of 26 doctors by FMC management. We will only resume when the affected doctors must have been recalled and the sack letters given to them withdrawn”, Obisi said.

Efforts to speak with the Chief Medical Director of FMC Dr. Angela Uwakwe, failed as her aides told Vanguard that “she was outside the state on official assignment.”

The story was the same at Imo Specialist Hospital, Owerri, when Vanguard visited, as services were grounded and relations of patients were seen moving their loved ones away from the place.

 

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