Despite the nationwide labor strike causing closures of banks, hospitals, airports, and government offices, medical professionals in Kano State stand firm in their resolve to provide uninterrupted healthcare services.

The strike, initiated by organized labor unions, demands a higher minimum wage from the Federal Government. Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, expressed concerns that meeting the wage demands could destabilize the economy, a sentiment echoed by many government officials.

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Efforts by the National Assembly to avert the strike proved unsuccessful, leading to widespread closures and disruptions across the country. However, amidst this turmoil, the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) branch in Kano reassures the public of their commitment to professionalism and patient care.

Dr. Abdurrahman Ali, Secretary of the NMA in Kano, emphasized their dedication to duty, stating that while some hospital services might be limited, medical practitioners will be present to provide essential care to those in need.

He highlighted the distinction between the NMA and the labor unions, affirming that medical professionals do not participate in the strike action.

Reports indicate that some public hospitals in Kano are operating with reduced services, leading to challenges for patients seeking medical attention. However, despite these constraints, the medical community remains steadfast in their mission to uphold the health and well-being of the community.




Victoria Ibiama