UCH resident doctor embark on strike

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), University College Hospital (UCH) of Ibadan, has launched an indefinite strike for some members ’unpaid four-month salaries.

Speaking to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN) in Ibadan on Saturday, Dr Temitope Hussein said the strike was a protest against the non-payment of salaries to some members of the union in January, February, March and April.

Hussein said other problems include not joining the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) for some members, which affects their ability to pay their dues.

The national body of the association, the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), called off an indefinite strike ten days later in April.

The NARD cited a “new agreement reached with the Federal Government” as the reason for ending the strike.

Doctors demanded, among other things, a review of all payroll arrears and a risk coverage of up to 50 percent of the combined base salary for all health care workers.

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