Gwagwalada (FCT) – The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH) chapter, on Tuesday announced the suspension of its seven weeks strike.
Dr Chira Obiora, the chairman of the striking committee of UATH said that the hospital’s management had entered into an agreement with ARD, UATH, with the promise to keep its part.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the doctors embarked on the strike on July 1, to press home their demands.
NAN reports that the association demands include the implementation of Consolidated Medical Salary Scale, welfare of its members, among others.
“We have signed an MOU with the management, where it agreed to pay 15 per cent of the skipping, while it will be implemented fully when the 2016 budget is presented.
“The entry point for doctors, UATH, has moved from CONMESS 2 to 3. We also agree that the House Officers will not be victimised.
“We are hoping that the management will keep their own part of the agreement,’’ he said.
Patients, who spoke with NAN expressed joy at the development, saying that the suspension of the strike was a relief to them as they would spend less. (NAN)