Tuesday, 6 September 2016

ABUTH Resident Doctors to Begin Strike Next Week

Resident doctors at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH), Zaria, Kaduna State, plan to begin a strike on Thursday, if the hospital management fails to meet their demands.

The doctors, under the aegis of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), are demanding improved environmental conditions to help them deliver standard services.

They are also protesting what they've described as "the terrible state of health facilities and equipment, unwarranted suffering of patients and their relations, lack of repairs and maintenance of structures", among others.

Addressing reporters yesterday, the President, Dr Waziri Aliyu-Dahiru, said the association held an emergency congress on August 30 to review events following expiration of the earlier ultimatum.

In response, the Chief Medical Director, Prof. Lawal Khalid, said the management was working towards addressing the problem, but the only grey area was money.

"When you do not have money, there is no way you can adequately address a problem. We are, however, working towards meeting their demands before the ultimatum expires," he added.

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