Kaduna Coalition Condoles Nigerian Health Authorities, Union Over Loss Of Health Workers

By Iliya Kure

A Health Coalition, Kaduna State Maternal New born and Child Accountability Mechanism (KADMAM), has condoled Nigerian Health Authorities, as well as Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), over the death of seven health workers.

The health workers died Wednesday in an auto crash near Likoro village, along Kano-Kaduna expressway, in northern Nigeria.

Co-chairman of KADMAM, Mustapha Jumare, in a message on Thursday, described the death as shocking, saying, “they are fallen heroes who died in the struggle to contribute to improved health care services in the country.

“Their death, has no doubt left a vacuum that will take a long time to fill in the health profession. Our heart goes to the family, their colleagues, Federal Ministry of Health and indeed Nigerians,” he added.

Mr. Jumare, a former director, Nursing Services, Kaduna State Ministry of Health, prayed to God to grant them eternal rest and the family, their colleagues, the Ministry and Nigerians the fortitude to bear the loss.

MHWUN Chairman, Kaduna State chapter, Ayuba M. Suleiman, had told journalists that the bus belonging to National Orthopaedic Hospital, Kano, was conveying 14 officials involved in the accident. The bus lost control and somersaulted while trying to avoid a pothole around 2pm near Likoro.

“Seven of them died, five sustained injuries and are receiving treatment at Ahmadu Bello Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Shika, Zaria, while two others, who escaped unhurt, even helped us in evacuating the dead and those injured to ABUTH.

“They were on their way to Keffi, Nasarawa State to attend a two-day meeting of MHWUN of National Tertiary Institutions across the country,” he explained.

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