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Delta nurses suspend strike

Delta nurses suspend strike

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.

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