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Strike: Abia hospital staff yet to resume work

04 February 2015, 12:41

Abia  - Normal healthcare services are yet resume at the Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Aba, a day after JOHESU called off its three months old strike.

The two campuses of the facility along Hospital road and Ahiaba Umueze, reports that they remained locked.

Only doctors on Housemanship and few patients were seen in the hospital at Ayaba Umueze, in the afternoon, while the Hospital road campus was deserted.

A staff of the institution said under anonymity at the gate of the ABSUTH Main Campus at Ayaba Umueze that they were reluctant to return to work because they were being owed seven months salary.

The Chief Medical Officer of the hospital could not be reached for comments, but the Director of Administration who refused to be named said that she had resumed work.

Also read: FG urges health workers to call off strike

She said that the reaction being sought was too early in the day and that the chief medical officer of the institution was visiting the other campus of the university.

Members of the Joint Health Workers Union (JOHESU) had on February 2 called off the nationwide strike.

Reports say that the decision to call off the strike followed a meeting between President Goodluck Jonathan and JOHESU at the weekend where the decision was taken pending the resolution of the workers’ demands.

The demands included improved working condition, equipment and infrastructure in public hospitals



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