Jos University resident doctors suspend strike to cater to blast victims

Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Dr Meshack Daniel, Secretary, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) said the move would enable the doctors give adequate medical attention to the victims.

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Following the twin blasts in Jos, the Association of Resident Doctors (ARDs), Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), has suspended its strike to attend to the urgent medical needs of victims of the blast.

Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Dr Meshack Daniel, Secretary, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) said the move would enable the doctors give adequate medical attention to the victims.

He added that the NMA was assisting in coordinating the management of casualties recorded from the blasts.

Daniel said the NMA was happy the doctors obliged to suspend the strike for the benefit of humanity.

He said that most hospitals in Jos city centre were overwhelmed with patients due to the large number of victims of the blasts, adding that the NMA was doing everything possible to mobilise drugs and consumables for the patients, and that donations were also coming from some donors.

According to NAN, most of the injured were being treated at Plateau Specialist Hospital, OLA Hospital and Bigham University Teaching Hospital.

No fewer than 67 people died in the Jos blasts which occurred yesterday (Sunday).

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