The Rivers State Government has appealed to Joint Health Workers, JOHESU to suspend their industrial action.

The State Commissioner for Health, Sampson Parker made the appeal during his visit to the state owned Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital.

Parker said considering the huge investment and importance the Rivers State government had placed on the Health sector, the striking workers should return to work.

“The situation we find ourselves now has been aggravated by the ongoing JOHESU strike. So, we are appealing to the ‘strikers’ that they should understand and come back to work.

“The Rivers State government has done a lot for the medical sector and they should reciprocate by coming back and render service to their people.

“No matter how you take it, politics or no politics, people have to be alive to play politics and we should not compromise no matter the situation”, Parker said.

The Rivers State Chapter of JOHESU had joined their counterparts for the nationwide strike to protest against alleged poor welfare of their members.

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