The northern elder statesman, Ahmed Joda, who was rushed to the Federal Medical Center, Yola, Adamawa State, on Friday died after a surgery, SaharaReporters can report.
SaharaReporters learnt that Joda, who died at a time the National Association of Resident Doctors is on an industrial motion, was attended to by medical doctors from the National Youth Service Corps and some consultants who have been the one ones on responsibility.
He was reported to have been admitted and operated upon final Monday for an undisclosed ailment, in line with Adamu Muhammad Dodo, the Head of Information and Media Relations, on the FMC, Yola.
In the identical week, President Muhammadu Buhari and Bola Tinubu, each leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), have been within the United Kingdom looking for medical providers.
However, Dodo informed SaharaReporters that the hospital didn’t shut down regardless of the medical doctors’ strike, however many providers have been affected.
He confirmed that healthcare service supply within the hospital often suffered a setback every time any department of the medical skilled providers was missing.
He stated, “Healthcare service is normally affected when any of the professional groups down tools in a hospital setting, as it will translate to constraint in a given service window.
“The scenario is summarily the experience with the current industrial action embarked upon by the National Association of Resident Doctors.
“A service window is affected; this has led to what you have observed as skeletal services being rendered in the hospital. Note that NARD is only a category of medical doctors. Therefore, not all doctors in the hospital are on strike; there are doctors from the ranks of Principal Medical Officers (PMO) and above, the Consultants and the NYSC doctors are trying as much as possible to attend to the patients on ground.
“It is only that the workload is overwhelming on those who will also have to cover the duties of the striking doctors.
“It isn’t true that the hospital is completely shut down as it’s being speculated. You’ve gone round; you’ve seen it yourself.”