UCH resident doctors suspend strike

The Ibadan chapter of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), University College Hospital (UCH) on Monday, suspended its 51-day-old strike.

President of the association in UCH, Dr Temitope Hussein, told newsmen in Ibadan that the decision was reached after some of their demands had been met.

Hussein said that members of the association being owed had been paid their four-month salary arrears, covering January to April.

University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan

“We will continue to put pressure on the government to make sure that May salary and subsequent ones are paid.

“We will also continue to demand that members yet to be enrolled into Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) are captured,” he said.

The association had, on May 1, embarked on an indefinite strike owing to the non-payment of salaries of 215 of its members.

As of May 1 when the strike commenced, the concerned resident doctors were owed four months’ salary by the Federal Government.

The association was also protesting the non-enrollment of some of its members into IPPIS, which, it said, was affecting the payment of their emoluments.

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