Resident doctors at the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital have joined the ongoing strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) over the inability of the federal government to meet the union’s demands.
NARD had on Monday, August 2 begun indefinite strike action citing the inability of the Federal Government to implement the agreements it entered with the union 113 days after it suspended the previous strike as a reason for the industrial action.
Our correspondent Anthony Esin spoke with the President of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, Doctor Ekemini Udoh, who said the decision was a continuation of the earlier suspended strike by the union.
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The UUTH President of ARD said the hospital was only rendering skeletal services with only consultants attending to patients as the branch has complied with the directive of the national body fully until all the salaries and allowances owed their members are paid.
Recall that the National Association of Resident Doctors had in April this year suspended its indefinite strike with a promise to resume the strike if the federal government failed to implement the agreements reached in a memorandum of understanding.