By Daud Olatunji
ABEOKUTA—Health workers under the aegis of Joint Heath Workers Union, Ogun State chapter at Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, yesterday, began an indefinite strike action, claiming that the hospital has turned to centre for death rather than life.
The state Chairman of JOHESU, Idowu Samuel explained that they commenced the strike to compel the management of the institution to improve its healthcare delivery standard.
While addressing newsmen on the strike action, Idowu condemned the services at the Centre, alleging that the Chief Medical Director, Dr Oladapo Sotiloye has run the facilities aground, saying basic amenities of the institution such as water and power supply were no longer functioning.
According to JOHESU Chairman; “There is grand decline in health indices here. No running water for patients. They buy pure water to take their birth.
“We all know the power situation in this country and this hospital cannot provide alternative. As a result there is incessant power failure and what is worse, patients are made to pay energy charges they did not use.”