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UITH resident doctors stage protest over unpaid salary

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UITH resident doctors stage protest over unpaid salaryThe National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) Chapter on Wednesday staged protest over the no-work-no-pay policy of th Federal Government, saying they are yet to be payed September and October salaries.

Speaking to newsmen during the protest, the President of the Association, Dr Ige Alexander stated that they have been shortchanged and some of their members are yet to receive salaries for the past six months.

“They say we love strike all the time but this is not the case and we are here to tell the masses and the government that our emoluments are being ignored.

“The Federal Government directives of no-work-no-pay policy is unfair as there are periods we worked and the government refused to pay,” he said.

Alexander also stated that there are frequent disparities in payment of members salaries, adding that resident doctors in Owerri and other places were having similar issues.

“What NARD is saying is that we are not strike mongers and the government needed to address issues bordering on salaries, non-funding of the resident training programmes as well as non-implementation of National Health acts to access quality health by Nigerians,” he said.

The President of the UITH NARD also debunked claims from the University management who alleged that their actions were borne from youthful exuberance.

“The lowest age in this association are practitioners in their 30s, we are senior staffs, so the allegation is uncalled for,” he said.

He appealed to the Federal Government to re-think its policies on the no-work-no-pay, saying it is selective.

Members of the association protested around the UITH vicinity and carried placards.

Some of the placards carried inscriptions such as: “CMD sir, pay our Sept/Oct salaries!, State doctors deserve their salaries! and FG must implement resident training programme” among others.

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