Nurses in Nigeria plead with doctors to postpone planned strike

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Nurses under the aegis of University Graduates of Nursing ScienceAssociation yesterday appealed to the National Association of Resident Doctors to shelve their planned nationwide strike.

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In a statement the association, said the oath of allegiance “to God and humanity by health workers was sacrosanct and that no reason was good enough for anyone to breach it in the name of strike.”

Mr Goodluck Nshi UGONSA’s National Secretary said innocent Nigerians were unnecessarily being punished each time care delivery was disrupted by industrial action.

The nurses are appealing passionately to NARD to rethink of its position. “Strike breaches our oath of allegiance and should in no way be an option at all in the health system that is very critical to the lives and general well-being of the populace.

“As we cannot re-create or recover any life lost to strike, we should instead, be all preoccupied with how to help lift the country out of its present economic predicament.

“Embarking on a strike would only add to the tragedy to ordinary Nigerians.”

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