HIV PATIENTS CRYOUT OVER LACK OF DRUGS DUE TO STRIKE
|A HIV PATIENT|
Addressing press conference, a Non-Governmental Organization in Osun State, Hope for Family Development Initiative (HFDI) which caters for vulnerable people said those living with HIV/AIDS in the state really needed their drugs very desperately to prevent complication. The Executive Director of HFDI, Mr Stephen Aremu said HIV/ADIS patients have been coming to its secretariat to seek help. The NGO called on the state government to pay the workers so that the workers would resume and make drugs available to the HIV/AIDS patients
The NGO frowned that it was disturbing that Osun state government did not pay salary of its workers for seven months and asked Aregbesola to explain how he spends federal allocation he received in the last one year.
Aremu said many people in the state, especially the pensioners, have died of curable sicknesses due to their inability to buy drugs as a result of non-payment of salary by the state government. He said it is on record that death rate in the state has increased geometrically and posited that a government that fails to cater for the welfare of its workforce is not fit to rule “A lot of people have died of hunger while many died of curable sicknesses and the cause of their death centred on lack of money. Many cases of death among the workers were preventable if the victims had money to take care of their health at the appropriate time”, he said The NGO also said that divorce rate in the state has increased and that many homes have been broken due to the current situation in the state.