Health workers at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Lokoja, have threatened to withdraw their services if nothing is done to protect their members from contracting the dreaded Coronavirus disease.
The chairman, Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), Comrade Obajemu Samuel made this known when he led other health workers unions at FMC, Lokoja on a visit to the leadership of the organized labour in Lokoja. Obajemu told the NLC leadership that health workers at the FMC are daily exposed to the danger of contracting the dreaded disease since there are no provision for testing of patients to know their COVID-19 status.
He noted that doctors and other health workers at the medical centre are currently working without personal protective equipment (PPEs) at the risk of their lives and that of their families. Mr. Obajemu maintained that if nothing is done quickly by the government and the management of FMC, their members may be forced to withdraw their services or turn patients away from the center.
The unions therefore called on the leadership of the organized labour in Kogi State to wade into the matter before it gets out of hand. Responding, the NLC chairman in Kogi State, Comrade Onuh Edoka expressed gratitude to the unions and workers at the FMC for the selfless services they are rendering to the people of Kogi State, and promised to take their matters to the appropriate quarters in the state.
Mr. Edoka also appealed to the unions to exercise some level of patience in the interim. READ Kogi Ministerial Slot: Court Dismisses Suit Against Buhari The NLC chairman said the people of the state and the poor masses for that matter would always be at the receiving end, should the unions withdraw their services at this critical moment.
Credit: Kogi Report