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Workers reject FG`s move to privatise public health institutions

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has rejected moves by the Federal Government to privatise public health institutions.

National chairman of JOHESU Comrade Joy Bioblemoye stated this during a mass rally against happenings in the health sector, which took place in the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital Gwagwalada, Abuja National Hospital and Federal Medical Centre, Jabi.

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He noted that the challenges facing the health sector are corruption and lack of fair management in the system.

He said the three days rallies were held to express displeasure over the health sector workers plights, accusing    the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewale of  withholding workers salaries for the months of April and May 2018.

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He said the workers would not hesitate to shut down the sector, should nothing happened after the rally by the workers.

Comrade Bioblemoye while calling for President Buhari`s  intervention into the matter, disclosed that over 90 percent of Chief Medical Directors of public institutions have their private hospitals.

He said such practice lead to the rots in the system due to clash of interest.

According to him, the mass rally was to sensitised Nigerian public and government that the workers are not strike mongers.

“We want the Minister of Health Professor Adewale to respect court order and release our salaries for the months of April and May.

“While the court asked both parties not to do anything that can jeopardize the peace process, the minister went ahead to implement no work no pay.”

He further asked Nigerians to hold the minister responsible should anything went wrong in the sector.

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