Nurses, Midwives flee hospitals, protest abduction of members in Kaduna

Nurses, Midwives flee hospitals, protest abduction of members in Kaduna

..Gives 48-78 hours to secure release of victims members or…

By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

Nurses and Midwives have on Thursday stagged a peaceful protest to their mother ministry of health kaduna state to over the abduction of two of their female colleagues by bandits.

The protesting health workers stormed the ministry of health to register their anger over what they described as insecured premises of most health facilities in the state.

According to the chairman of Kaduna chapter of the Association, Mr. Ishaku Yakubu said, lacks of effective fending and security of the most health facilities premises amply responsible for abduction of their members.

Mr Yakubu, while addressing the ministry and members lamented that five of their members have so far fallen victims of Kidnapping, while over 100 were earlier affected by Covid-19 pandemic in the state as Frontline workers, described the situation as condemnable.
He also called on the state government to intensified efforts being made and ensured that the victims members are released between 48 and 78 hours unhurt, adding that anything short of that would left them with no option than to withdraw their services.

“We’re not ready to pay any ransom and we want government to secure theri release in less that 48-78housr or withdraw our services”, he said
The chairman told journalists that most their members have fled the hospitals in rural areas because of the obvious insecurity of the premises their lives serving humanity.

He said the bandts purposely came for their members as they were said to have called repeatedly, at the entry point and looked out for people with white uniform only and not patients or anybody.

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