Kate Henshaw urges LUTH workers to suspend strike

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Nollywood actress Kate Henshaw is distressed at the moment. Reason, Michael, the little boy she went all out for cannot access treatment at the University of Lagos Teaching Hospital, LUTH because of some striking health workers.

According to the actress who visited baby Michael who was diagnosed with had been diagnosed with ‘Ulcerated Infected Facial Haemangioma’ at the Idi-Araba hospital on Monday, the staff are on strike due to lack of promotions.

“It is really a sad thing when we do not value human life in our nation, Nigeria,” said Henshaw on her Instagram page.

“The total lack of basic and qualitative health care in this country is appalling.

“That some can afford to travel outside the country for their medical needs no matter how minute (myself included) does not mean we forget those who cannot.

“I am using this platform to call on the management of LUTH to kindly end this strike so that patients can get the necessary treatment.

“The work conditions there are a huge challenge but the doctors and nurses try to do their best in these circumstances.

“A part of the Hippocratic Oath says to “treat the ill to the best of one’s ability.”

“As many as can lend a voice please do… A lot of lives are at stake… Thank you and God bless you all.”

The mother of one since March has been urging people to contribute in saving baby Michael, who needs to undergo a surgery.

Michael’s treatment is being coordinated by Lifestake Foundation, a not for profit, aimed at assisting fellow Nigerians in dire need of financial help for medical purposes.

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