The Yobe State branch of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has decided not to join the national body’s five-day warning strike across the country.
Dr. Mai Bukar Kalli, President of the Yobe State Association, stated after meeting with the Secretary to the State Government Baba Mallam Wali in Damaturu that the administration of Governor Buni has met most of their demands, particularly in the provision of state-of-the-art equipment and improved service conditions.
Dr. Kalli added that Yobe is one of the states that is recovering from the effects of the Boko Haram insurgency, which has caused setbacks in many sectors, including healthcare, and thus joining the coalition.The warning attack will only exacerbate the sector’s post-insurgency recovery process.
He further noted that the majority of members of the Yobe Association are sponsored by the state government and cannot complain about being abandoned, as is common in many places.
“We are currently experiencing a very harsh weather condition caused by a heat wave, which aggravates the condition of the weak and elderly, as well as those with underlying ailments that require serious medical attention; thus, joining the warning strike will only add to the hardships faced by those in need of medical services at this time,He contended.
Baba Mallam Wali, the Secretary to the State Government, praised the Association’s members for their efforts., he stated that their vision will go a long way toward not only saving lives but also improving the state’s health sector.