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LUTH, nurses’ executives meet in Abuja over strike

LUTH, nurses’ executives meet in Abuja over strike

Management of the 48-year-old Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) and the executives of the Nigerian Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) are meeting in Abuja to deliberate with the representatives of the Federal Ministry of Health to end the ongoing strike.

LUTH’s nurses have been on strike for the past 50 days. As at yesterday, The Nation saw no patients in the general wards. But the Spillover Ward (Private Wing) and other diagnostic units were functional. The Vice Chairman, NANNM, LUTH Chapter, Mr. Olutola Stephen, affirmed that the contentious issues have been tabled for resolution.

“We tabled all the issues to the management of LUTH last week. They agreed that we embarked on strike for the right issues that need to be addressed; and not as if our fight is not for a just cause. “They are appealing to us to come back to work, but we expect them to meet most of our demands. There is a meeting ongoing in Abuja. The Chief Medical Director, LUTH, Dr. Christopher Bode and the association’s chairperson, Mrs. Yemisi Adelaja and others are present at the meeting. ”…Read more

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