By Dennis Agbo
AbakalikiÂ – The Ebonyi State University Teaching Hospital (EBSUTH) Abakaliki has confirmed the influx of applications from qualified medical workers, including doctors, nurses and other paramedic professionals, who the hospital say are mostly people fleeing from the sectarian crises in the Northern part of the country.
Workers of EBSUTH, recently returned to work, after a three-month strike action that paralyzed the teaching hospital. Some doctors left the institution because of job and wage insecurity.
Speaking with Vanguard yesterday, in Abakaliki, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of EBSUTH, Dr. Akuma Aja said that the institution had witnessed increasing number of applications, mostly from doctors and nurses who left hospitals and health institutions in the North part of the country and are back to the Southern part,Â where they feel they would enjoy peace.
â€œAfter the strike, all the departments are now functioning and there is harmony. Some doctors actually left because they did not know when the strike would be called off, but we are now receiving applications from all calibers of health professionals,Â including consultants, nurses and in every other aspect of medicare.
This is because of what is happening in the North, they are running down here,â€ said Dr. Aja.