Doctors Suspend Warning Strike in Ondo



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Members of the Association of Resident Doctors, University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital (UNIMEDTH) have suspended their two-day warning strike.

This is contained in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday in Akure by the president of the association, Mr John Matthew.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the resident doctors of the hospital had on Wednesday embarked on a warning strike after a member was allegedly assaulted on Tuesday by relations of a patient.

The statement said that the strike was suspended after the intervention of Mr Francis Faduyile, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Health.

“This is to inform you that the two-day warning strike embarked upon by members of our association yesterday, Feb.9 has been suspended and our members are back to work at 8am today.

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“This decision is borne out of the assurances of the special adviser to the governor on health, to among other things, address the immediate and remote cause of the barbaric act of assault against doctors and other healthcare workers in our institution.

“The congress, while appreciating efforts of the management at apprehending and prosecuting the accused person, demands that all measures must be put in place to protect healthcare workers in course of their of duties.

“And also see to it that other issues raised are promptly treated in the interest of all,” the statement said.

It also assured of continued support and commitment to the peace and growth of the institution. (NAN).

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