Nigeria: UUTH Resident Doctors down tools over non-payment of entitlement.
Resident doctors in University of Uyo Teaching Hospital (UUTH) say they are still on strike because the management of the hospital has yet to comply with agreement to pay doctors’ entitlements.
The National Association of Resident Doctors, UUTH chapter, alleged that the hospital management did not comply with directives of the Federal Ministry of Health and National Salaries and Wages Commission to pay them their full salaries. The president of the association’s chapter Dr Christian Adeneye, told newsmen in Uyo on Sunday that the association was not happy with the management on the development. The association also accused the hospital management of inconsistent remittance of their pension contributions and counterpart funding by the Federal Government to Pension Fund administrators. Adeneye alleged further that the hospital management had refused to sponsor members of the association for update courses and examinations for the past eight months. He, therefore, appealed to Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom and other well-meaning citizens of the state to intervene and resolve these issues for strike to end.