THE Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole while expressing shock at the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) planned industrial action that is to commence by 12 midnight of Wednesday appealed to the leadership of the Union in the interest of the generality of Nigerians especially the less privileged that may not be able to afford healthcare services in the private hospitals to suspend its proposed strike.
Professor Adewole, also disclosed that the Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment have had series of meeting with the leadership of JOHESU of which most of their demands had been met, this includes, payment of promotion arrears that pre-dated President Muhammad Buhari’s administration. He noted that other issues raised by JOHESU are still being deliberated upon with the leadership of the Union.
The minister, however assured that the present administration will continue do everything humanly possible to guarantee quality and affordable healthcare delivery services to Nigerians.
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