Why Strike Persists In Health Sector, By Laboratory Scientists


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AS part of their contribution to finding lasting solution to crises facing the health sector, medical laboratory scientists under the aegis of the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN) have identified root causes of strikes in the sector, even as they urge President Muhammadu Buhari to repeat his 1985 feat when he stabilised the sector.

The medical laboratory scientists in a statement signed by AMLSN President, Mr.Toyosi Raheem, yesterday listed resistance to statutory functions of health regulatory bodies, lack of standard in the payment of salaries and allowances of health professionals, headship of health professional services in health facilities and impunity and recklessness in the management of human resources in the health sector by past ministers and commissioners of health.

Raheem stated that it was worrisome that most of the causes of strikes are caused by those that are at the helms of affairs in the management of health sector, adding that “ most of the past ministers and commissioners of health are culprits in this respect.”

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