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UUTH resident doctors to suspend strike

By Chioma Onuegbu

Uyo—RESIDENT doctors of the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, UUTH, Akwa Ibom State, have said that they will call-off the on-going industrial action over salary arrears.

The doctors, who spoke on the platform of National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, yesterday, in Uyo, said that the hospital’s management had agreed to pay their full entitlements,  starting from the end of September.

President of the association, Dr. Christian Adeneye, explained that their decision to suspend the strike followed a letter from the Medical Director, Prof. Etete Peters, promising to meet their demands.

He said: “We are calling off our two months old strike over our salary arrears. The Medical Director of the hospital, Prof. Peters, had written to us about the efforts they have made to ensure that we get our full entitlements from now till early days of October.

“The other issues which had been tabled before the management, we believe, some of them can be sorted out, like the issue of call meals. The contract for call meal services had been awarded. The contractor is waiting for us to resume work for it to be implemented.

“The other issues will be resolved as we go on. And we want to show maturity, believing that as we move on, the other issues will be sorted out.”

 


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