Burkina Faso’s top hospital hit by strike

Physicians and workers of the most important hospital in Burkina Faso started from Wednesday a two-day strike to protest against decline in working conditions.


The protest is purposed to denounce “the unprecedented decline of working conditions and the deplorable situation in the hospital center”, human and animal health union secretary Hamadi Konfe said.

He warned that demonstrators plan to direct the protest against the ministry in charge of health, in case of an unfruitful two-day strike.

The Union secretary went on to say that Yalgado Ouedraogo hospital located in capital city Ouagadougou faces with, among other things, equipment failure, reagents ruptures as well as shortage of patient beds.
“Our fight is first of all to the benefit of patients”, Hamadi Konfe said.

“We don’t fight for the increase of our allowances or salary, but for conditions that will enable us to take better care of patients.” he said

According to Robert Sangare, principal of Yalgado Ouedraogo hospital, claims of workers have already been processed or are underway.

Yalgado Ouedraogo hospital began operations in 1961 and provides about 25,000 medical consultations per year. It employs about 1,200 people. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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