Nurses working within Delta State Hospitals Management Board have
finally called off their strike action, which started on December 23, 2016.
In a press statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, Delta State Ministry of Health, Mr Ojebo Donald, and made available to the press, the industrial action was suspended on Friday, December 30, 2016 and full nursing services have since commenced in the various hospitals across the state.
According to the statement, the Permanent Secretary, ministry of health, Dr (Mrs) Minnie Oseji confirmed resumption of work by the nurses during her visit of Monday, January 2, 2017 to the General Hospital, Okwe, Oshimili South Local Government Area and Central Hospital, Agbor, Ika South LGA where the nurses were seen going about their normal duties.
“She said that government would continue to explore all avenues to ensure peaceful co-existence in the government hospitals and implored them to cooperate with government to achieve the effective delivery of health services to patients.
The strike action was embarked on after negotiations broke down between State Executives of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNAM) Delta State Chapter and the relevant Government institutions over the nurses’ four-point demands.