Resident Doctors at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH, have begun an indefinite strike over failure of management to meet up with agreements reached last year.
In an interview with the President of the Association of Resident Doctors, UBTH chapter, Dr Owen Omoregbe said the strike which began on Wednesday was to further express displeasure with the current unbearable workload on members as there has been no recruitment in the hospital for five years now.
Doctor Omoregbe said the Union was demanding immediate employment of more resident doctors and house officers to cushion the work load at the hospital well as adequate trainings for them.
He also wants all monuments and wages owed members especially upgrade and exams fees pending for some years to be paid immediately.
According to him, if management meets the Union’s demands, it would enhance quality service delivery at the hospital.
However, despite the on-going strike, consultant Doctors and other health workers were attending to patients at the hospital.
It would be recalled that the ARD UBTH chapter had embarked on a three month indefinite strike on 2nd June to 6th August and a seven day warning strike on 17th to 25th November, 2015.