The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan,  Healthcare agency on Monday, joined the industrial action called by the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU).

NAN reports that many important department in the hospital, including the pharmacy, the medical records section and two of the main gates into the hospital were closed down.

Mr. Adeolu Alli, the JOHESU Chairman, UCH Chapter, revealed the action became essential after “a long period” three years of patience on the Federal Government.

The JOHESU Chairman disclosed that the government has seemingly taken the waiting of the health agency for granted.

He said, “We are on strike at the moment, and our members have gone home.

“The level of compliance is almost 98 per cent. The government must meet our demands.

“On September 30, 2017, there was an agreement with the Federal Government on some of these issues, most especially the adjustment of our salary structure.

“Three months later, that was April and May 2018, we had to go on strike again because the government failed to fulfil its part of the agreement."

He added in his statement, JOHESU constitute more than 94 percent of workers in the government hospitals.

He said, “JOHESU is made up of over 94 per cent of workers in the hospitals, except doctors.

“Obviously, there’s nothing that can be done without this workforce, but unfortunately, the Federal Ministry of Health has been biased all along.

“We’ve tried our best. We have been patient enough, but it’s unfortunate that they are taking our patience for granted."

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