Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano
Health workers at the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Dala in Kano, yesterday embarked on indefinite strike.
The action was taken to protest against the non-payment of their three months salaries and was sequel to a five-day warning strike that was embarked upon approximately two weeks ago.
An official of the workers told journalists under anonymity that “The hospital’s management is yet to meet our demands but rather has seen fit to resort to the blatant intimidation of staff of the hospital.
“We call on the federal government and relevant bodies to speed up actions to pay the three months arrears as this has brought untold hardship on members of staff.
“This indefinite strike embarked upon will be suspended once we get paid our rightful dues for the three months arrears.”
THISDAY observed that patients at the hospital were scared over the action taken by the health workers by embarking indefinite strike.
It was also learnt that the strike involved only healthcare workers while efforts are underway to resolve the problem.
All efforts to contact the hospital management proved abortive.