By Patrick Obia
Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), University of Calabar Teaching Hospital Chapter, has today 8th April 2019, rejuvenated the pending strike action due to the management failure to meet her demands.
This was contained in a notice jointly signed by the Chairman and the Secretary of the Association, Prof. Usang E. Usang and Dr. Henry Okpa, expressing the management’s failure to respond to the Association’s entitlement adding that it is total and indefinite.
The notice in brief: “Arising from an Emergency General meeting of MDCAN-UCTH chapter held today Monday, 8th April, 2019 to re-appraise the pending strike action by the Association; members expressed utmost displeasure at the total disregards of UCTH management to the welfare of the Association.
“That UCTH management failed to meet the demands of the Association after the ultimatum issued to her on 20th February, 2019. That despite extension of the ultimatum by two weeks to March 29th, 2019 and a further extension to April 5th, 2019, the management failed to deliver on her promises to effect the necessary payments.”
The Association further accused the management of diverting the money that was released for the Association for something else.
They called on their members to down tools immediately adding that the Chief Medical Director, Thomas Agan should be held responsible for any inconveniences.
The Association of Residents Doctors, UCTH Chapter has been on indefinite strike which is over two weeks now.
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