As the strike embarked upon by staff of the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, Delta State, persists, reports of strange substance suspected to be “juju” was said to have littered the offices of some senior staff as well as the security post.
This was even as six persons were reportedly said to have died before the commencement of the strike.
Expectedly, medical activities at the centre have since last week ground to a halt over allegation of insensitivity of management to the welfare of workers.
The strike had affected services in the centre as many of the patients were hurriedly discharged.
The Joint action Committee (JAC) of the seven unions operating in the centre had through its Chairman, Comrade Anthony Asiodu and Comrade Davidson Akinlaya condemned the attitude of the management to have allowed the strike to hold despite opportunities to avert same.
The union executives had told Journalists in Asaba that management of the centre had been nonchalant to the plight of the workers and recalled that the unions gave the management a 21-day ultimatum including 48 hours grace to redress the issues.