Striking Abia resident doctors resume work as government pays seven months salary
President of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) of the Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Aba chapter, Dr. Nnamdi Erondu, confirmed, yesterday, that his members have resumed work, following seven months salary backlog that was paid to them by the state government.
He said that the state governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has, by releasing the seven months salary arrears, kept his promise to his members.
He said that his members have returned to work, and are hopeful that the rest of the salary arrears, which he did not disclose, will be paid them soon.
He said: “We are happy to inform members of the public that we are back to work at the Teaching Hospital in Aba, and they can come to access our usual quality medical services.
“The governor has done well to keep his promise to our members, and we are hopeful that he will handle rest of arrears as quickly as possible as members are back to work to deliver quality service to people of Abia.”