How to survive the nurses, midwives’ strike
1• Do not drink and drive. In fact, sleep in the bar because nobody will dress and care for your wounds should an accident occur and your wound will become septic and we amputate should it affect your bones.
2• For those planning to get pregnant, please hold it on for a while, use contraceptives. Who will help in monitoring your pregnancy during those antenatal visits?
3• If you are almost due for delivery this month, I would recommend you rush to the hospital NOW before midnight and fake labour like pain and insist they induce or promote it if possible. Otherwise, I am worried you may end up in the hands of TBA’s (Traditional birth attendants). You know the risks of unmonitored labour progress.
4• Do not get these sicknesses that may require you to be cannulated. My bad, who will do it for you?
5• If you are not yet married, please do it fast and make sure your wife is a nurse. You will have nothing to worry about concerning your health conditions and access to medications.
6• Recall some knowledge on the use of certain leaves of certain plants to treat Malaria that our great grandparents used during their time they never needed anyone’s opinion or research based treatment. You will be fine.
7• If you have not yet written your WILL, please do. There is a lot of uncertainties that are likely to happen during this season. Save your loved ones from unnecessary spending on things like your coffin, buy one and put aside with your name on it.