In Borno Resident Doctors deny participating in strike

This was disclosed via a statement issued by Acting President of NARD Borno, Muhammad Abdullahi in Maiduguri.

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The Borno State chapter of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) has denied participating in a nationwide strike planned to commence today, June 21, 2016.

This was disclosed via a statement issued by Acting President of NARD Borno, Muhammad Abdullahi in Maiduguri.

The statement reads:

It should be noted that all inhabitants of the 27 local government areas of Borno State are currently residing in Internally Displaced Persons camps within Maiduguri Metropolis.

Two days ago, about 200 victims with different ailments were freed from captivity within Bama town and its environs, all receiving care in our facility.

Maiduguri is a war theatre comprising of the men of the Nigeria Army, they need all our support in terms of the provision of health care service”, Abdullahi said.

He noted that University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) is the only hospital serving not only Borno State, but as a reference centre for other states in the Northeast ravaged by Boko Haram insurgency.

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