News just reached that Medical Doctors in River State are threatening to embark on a long indefinite strike if the state
government fail to accede to their demands on the issue of poor health facilities and inadequate manpower.
The doctors spoke under the auspices of the National Association of Government Medical and Dental Practitioners in Rivers
State said they would down tools from January 9, 2017 if issues of rot in government health centres, hospitals and inadequate
manpower were not addressed. Speaking with newsmen in Obia/Akpor, the Chairman of the association, Dr. Sofiri Peterside,
described the proposed strike as the last option should the current administration in the state fail to look into the challenges
affecting the operation of the medical service in the state.