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Corps Members Replace Striking Doctors In FMC, Yola

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It was reported that Corps members were seen offering skeletal services to some patients with emergencies.

As doctors in the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, embarked on a strike, corp members on Thursday were seen attending to patients.

NAN reports that the National Association of Resident Doctors directed its members across the country to embark on a total strike from Aug. 2. This directive was issued on Saturday at the end of the executive meeting of the National Executive Council of the union held in Umuahia, the Abia State capital.

A NAN correspondent who monitored some hospitals in Yola reports that Corps members could be seen offering skeletal services to some patients with emergencies.

The NYSC doctors and other senior medical officers also attended to patients with emergency cases.

NAN reports that the strike also affected many departments and units, including the Accidents and Emergency units, Paediatric and Intensive Care Units as well as Labour Ward and surgical theatres among other services.

Reacting, Mr Adamu Dodo, Head of Information and Media Relations, FMC, Yola, said that the hospital was not completely shut down due to the strike.

”Everything is normal. Hospital is a teamwork setting, strengthened by synergy between and among the medical professionals and health workers,”
 Dodo said.