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Medical doctors under the aegis of Conference of Anambra Civil Service Doctors have embarked on a one-week warning strike over poor remuneration and conditions of service.

Dr. Livinus Chukwuma, Chairman of the Civil Service doctors announced this at a news briefing at Enugu-Ukwu General Hospital, Enugu-Ukwu in Njikoka council area on Monday.

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Chukwuma said no fewer than 60 medical doctors in Anambra General Hospitals, Comprehensive Healthcare Centre and Cottage hospitals would not attend to patients during the period.

He said the association would not be left with any other option than to shut down operations in these categories of hospital indefinitely if the Anambra government failed to address their grouse.

According to him, the Anambra Government has failed to fully implement the Consolidated Medical Salary Scale (CONMESS) and provide adequate funding and equipment to enable doctors carry out diagnostics and treatment.

Chukwuma called for 100 percent payment of CONMESS in Anambra as obtained in other states adding that manpower was aging as young doctors no longer found it attractive to be in the employ of the state.