Nurses withdraw services at Plateau isolation centre

Nurses at one of the isolation Centres for COVID-19 in Plateau State, the Jos University Teaching Hospital, on Monday withdrew their services.

It was learnt that as a result of the development, all the nineteen patients at the isolation centre have been abandoned.

Chairman of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, JUTH branch, Mercy Lenka, who confirmed the development in Jos on Monday blamed the government for their action stating that they were constrained to withdraw their services at the isolation centre in order to save the lives of their members and others from being infected with the disease.

According to her, the necessary things which they needed to work and protect themselves from contracting the disease including accommodation, hazard allowance and other incentives have not been provided by the government and as such, can not continue to risk their lives and those of their family members in the course of performing their duties

But the State Government, in a reaction condemned the action of the nurses.

Commissioner for Health, Dr Ninkong Lar Ndam, said that the concerns raised by the nurses were being addressed by the government and wondered why they would still go ahead to withdraw their services.

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