The nationwide strike embarked upon by resident doctors has paralysed activities at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) in Shika and Tudun-Wada, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
A NAN correspondent who visited the hospitals on Wednesday reports that the facilities were virtually empty, while new patients with various ailments were being turned back.
However, patients already on admission and those in critical conditions are still being attended to by consultants and House Officers.
Relations of some of the patients who were turned back said the situation was unfortunate and regrettable.
One of them, Malam Musa Ahmed, who took his sister to ABUTH in Tudun-Wada, said he was highly disturbed by the development.
“I was highly disturbed on reaching here only to discover that doctors are on strike and nobody to attend to us.
“My sister was down with feverish conditions and needs medical attention, we have no option now than to seek an alternative means for a possible cure,” he said.