Medical Doctors at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Katsina are currently converting some of their colleagues to provide services hitherto rendered by members of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) to ensure healthcare services are on going at the centre, Daily Trust gathered.
A visit to the hospital shows that Doctors have manned the registry, labs and injection stations and attending to patients on ground.
Speaking on the development, the Medical Director FMC, Katsina, Dr. Suleiman Bello Mohammed said despite the strike the hospital is striving to provide services saying that “it may not be hundred percent but at least the succour it will give to the patients is enormous”.
He said, health service is a team work but in a situation were such working together can’t be found, the Doctors have to compromise by doing others job just to continue to save lives.
“We don’t have problem with JOHESU, we have to work together but in a condition such not feasible like now during such strikes our junior Doctors have taken up to fill gaps created by the striking workers” he said.
“When such strikes happens, it’s the common poor man that suffers the brunt, we are trying to maintain services no matter how it is” he added.