‘Unpaid’ Nigerian Doctor Collapses After 72-Hour Shift In Rivers State (Photo)

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Dr Okorie Ifeanyi Venatus, an overworked Nigerian medical doctor, has collapsed while working.

The doctor has reportedly not been paid for 3 months, collapsed after a 72 hour shift.

Dr Okorie Ifeanyi Venatus is an intern in University of Harcourt Teaching Hospital, UPTH, Rivers State. He and other intern doctors have not been paid since Dec 2020, a medical on Twitter claimed.

Despite not being paid, Dr Okorie has been working as the only House Officer in the unit.

On the fateful day, after working for 3 days stretch, he reportedly collapsed his forehead to the ground.

He was admitted to the hospital where treatment commenced immediately.

The Twitter doctor shared the news called the government for its treatment of House Officers. Her also called out the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, for not fighting for the rights of doctors.