Activities at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, slowed down on Wednesday due to the ongoing strike by National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) nationwide.
Newsmen that visited the hospital observed that patients were receiving attention from only the consultants and nurses on duty.
The correspondent, however, reported that the Out Patient Department (OPD) remained shut.
She quoted some patients at the hospital’s specialist ward as saying that the consultants on duty were attending to them which made consultation very slow.
One of them, Malam Kabiru Muhammed, lauded the consultants for trying to fill the space of the striking resident doctors.
He called on the striking doctors and all stakeholders concern to discuss the issue and find a lasting solution to the problem.
The hospital’s Deputy Director of Information, Malam Aminu Inuwa, told NAN that the situation was worrisome.
Inuwa said that the other components of the hospital had been at their best to cover up, yet the hospital was still feeling the effect of the strike.
According to him, “ Other components of the hospital are functioning but the more the strike lasts, the more the impact that will be felt.
“For now, the situation is under control,’’ he said.