BY MARY KUYE
Nasarawa State health workers have proceeded on industrial strike on Saturday when it was apparent that its fifty members have been tested positive for COVID-19.
They, however, disclosed that the fifty affected members with the COVID-19 was not the only reason they have proceeded on the trike.
Dr Bulus Peter, the chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association said: ” The dilemma over health hazard has led our colleagues to have contracted the disease in the course of our work.’
”The strike follows a seven-day warning strike to push for the implementation of promotion and annual increment going back 10 years.”
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He explained that following the intervention of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, (NSHA) and the State Council of Chiefs, the Coalition after due consideration of their pleas, decided to relax the strike action at the Local Government level as a way of shifting grounds and allowing to see the commitment and sincerity on the part of the government to fast track and implement the demands.
The state health commissioner Ahmed Yahaya is yet to reply with a comment.