Striking JOHESU Members Reject Appeal by Rivers State Governor to Allow Time Resolve Issues at Stake

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Health care delivery in government owned hospitals in Rivers State will remain crippled for much longer due to the strike embarked upon by members of the Joint Health Union of Nigeria, JOHESU.

This is because the striking health workers in the state health institutions have rejected an appeal by state government through the Commissioner of Health to allow for more time to resolve the issues at stake.
This was the outcome of an enlarged meeting between the Commissioner for Health, Professor PRINCEWILL CHIKE and leaders of JOHESU, which held in Port Harcourt.
Professor CHIKE appealed to JOHESU members for more time, but he was not specific on the timeline and also failed to make commitment in writing as demanded by the aggrieved union leaders.
Our correspondent CHINEDU IWUNNA reports that the health workers also held a separate meeting shortly after meeting with the Commissioner, where they announced their rejection of the government's appeal.
State Chairman of JOHESU, Doctor CHRIS MBATA said the resolution will be communicated to the Health Commissioner.

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