The Federal Government of Nigeria has call on all Chief medical doctor in Federal health institutions where resident doctors have down tools to engage the services of consultants, Corp members and locum doctors to fill in space and ensure smooth running of the hospitals.
Recall that the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), on Monday 7th, asked all members Nation to stay out of work untill their demands are been meant by the Nigeria Government.
In our visit to Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) to monitor the strike, there were lots of patients seen at various clinic waiting to be attended to by the few medical doctors on ground. No Resident Doctor was seen on ground to attend to any patient.
With this industrial action by the striking doctors, many patients are been discharged untimely and others referred to private clinics other centers for better care.
On the part of Government, the strike is uncalled for as most demand by the resident doctors have been met by the Government.