Don’t allow resident doctors embark on strike, Cleric appeals to FG

By Austin Ajayi, Yola.

The Catholic Bishop of Yola Dioses, Bishop Stephen Dami Manza, has called on the Federal government to use the few days left in the ultimatum for industrial action given by resident doctors to negotiate so as to stop the imminent strike action by the doctors in the country.

Bishop Manza gave the advised on Saturday in Yola, at a press briefing concerning the status of health after testing positive to Covid-19 two weeks ago.

The cleric who thanked God for making the result of Covid-19 turned out negative for the second time, said “for doctors to go on strike at this point in time will be a disaster”

“My experience in the isolation center has shown that the health workers are doing their best and should be encouraged.

“Though, Covid-19 in Nigeria is over exaggerated by the Covid-19 Containment Committee and the NCDC, I however, advice the general public that the virus is real and it is with us”

While calling on the people to go and carry out the test, he said that testing positive to Corona virus was not a death sentence even to those with underlying sicknesses.

According to him: “I have been certified free of Coronavirus and I want to use this opportunity to thank very sincerely all people of goodwill across the country who have been praying for me in order that I get well and I want to assure everybody that I’m now physically well”.

While commending the relentless efforts of health workers at the front line of the fight against the virus, Bishop Mamza said there was an urgent need for government and all citizens to appreciate those putting their lives and that of their families on the line to make sure others are all safe.

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