FMC Lokoja Medical Personnel Suspend Two Months Strike

On Friday, health workers under the guild of the Joint Action Congress (JAC), Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Lokoja, suspended their two months old strike.

The JAC announced this on Friday after a meeting with the hospital authorities, saying that the strike was suspended because the hospital management assured them that the safety and welfare of health workers will be given utmost importance.

According to the statement released by the JAC, “this decision is premised on the compliance to our request to guarantee safety of lives and property among other things that were threatened as a result of attack by unknown hoodlums on the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja and her staff dated 1st of July, 2020.”

It, however, disclosed that the tertiary health institution will resume full services from Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020.

“We have decided to resume full services on the 23rd of September 2020.”

The statement jointly signed by the various unions and professional associations, thanked the Minister of Health, Kogi State Government, State House of Assembly, FMC Lokoja Board and security agencies for their intervention, and people of the state for their understanding.

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