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Nasarawa: Attacks on medical professionals, resident doctors call for 72-hour strike



By Hannah Nathan, Warri


A 72-hour protest strike has been launched by the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, DASH, Lafia, Nasarawa State. The strike will begin immediately.


Just a few hours after a traumatic event occurred at the state-owned hospital, the decision to go on strike was made on Tuesday morning.


An on-call physician was assaulted by a male patient’s relative, whose identity is being kept under wraps.


To voice opposition to the ongoing hostility directed against its members and other medical professionals, the association organized a protest on hospital property with the assistance of hospital staff.


Equipped with signs with a range of messages, they implored the government and other pertinent entities to step in and promptly stop the increase in attacks against medical workers in t

he state.


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