By Patrick Obia
Report reaching our newsroom has it that Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, University Of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH) chapter, has today 19th February 2019 embarked on a three days warning strike action to press home their demands.
The President of the Association, Dr. Echeng Imoke confirmed this to CrossRiverWatch when contacted about the development.
Pointing out their agitations he said, “There is certain money that was supposed to be paid for renumeration, arias of short falls from 2014-2016 and we have done our findings and discovered that 100 million naira has been released to the hospital authority since December. We have interns working for about 4-5 months have not been paid, Doctors don’t get call food anymore, sponsorship funds are staggering among others”.
Mr. Echeng however said the sum of hundred million naira of short fall has been released from Abuja to the UCTH management but they are yet to receive the money.
Adding that, “this 3 days warning strike is to give the management a window to explain itself before we can decide our final decision”.
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