The national strike by the Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) is currently biting hard in Imo States, as sick patients fill the hallways at the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri with no doctor to attend to them.

During a visit to the facility on Saturday, DAILY POST observed that about 90 per cent of the beds at the pre-natal ward and male surgical ward were empty following the evacuation of some patients admitted before the strike.

During the visit, DAILY POST found that only one patient was at the pre-natal ward while others were rejected for lack of doctors to attend to them.

Some unattended patients were seen groaning in pain in the hospital premises.

A patient, Chikodi Ekeh said she was not thinking of seeking medical care at a private hospital because of the high cost. The patient appealed to the government to listen to the striking doctors.

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