The Joint Health Sector Unions on Monday in Abuja announced the suspension of its ongoing strike in Kano State following the attack on the Central Mosque in the ancient city by members of the Boko Haram sect. A terse statement by the Public Relations Officer, Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria, Mr. Adeyeye Adetunji Tam, on behalf of JOHESU, directed all health workers in Kano State to resume work to help save lives of victims of the blasts. He said, “In the aftermath of the explosions that claimed many lives and incapacitated several others, many of the victims are in urgent need of blood transfusion and other emergency services.
“Based on that premise, the leadership of JOHESU has directed all health workers in Kano State to suspend the proposed nationwide strike so as to help save lives of victims of the blasts. “However, all Federal Government health institutions, except those in Kano State, are still on strike while states and local governments health facilities will proceedtomorrow (Tuesday) as directed.”