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Strike : Patients Seek Medical Treatment Elsewhere

Written by Godwin Duru

Patients at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) have lamented inadequate services as the consultant doctors takes over the medical activities of the teaching hospital

It will be recalled that the management of the UITH decided to use services of the consultant doctors in the teaching hospital as resident doctors commenced nationwide strike .

A cross section of patients, who spoke with Radio Nigeria Correspondent during a visit to the hospital expressed concern over what they allegedly encountered .

They urged government and other stakeholders to urgently intervene in the matters to enable the doctors return to their duty post.

At the emergency unit of the hospital, only one consultant doctor was on duty with an assisting nurse, a situation which the patients complained was inadequate for smooth medical response to patients on emergency.

A relation of one of the patients in the hospital, Madam Aduke Ibrahim, said that many patients had to leave when there was no required medical services.

Ali Rabiu Mohammed