UCH resident doctors lost 17 colleagues to COVID-19, join nationwide strike — president

Dr Temitope Hussein, the President of the University College Hospital (), Ibadan Chapter of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), says the association lost 17 doctors to the .

Hussein, who justifying the association’s reasons for joining the nationwide of  NARD, explained that the families of the deceased doctors were yet to benefit the Death-in- Insurance Scheme.

According to him, the striking doctors were also protesting the non-payment of salaries of some of their members across the country and demanding for an upward review of hazard allowance, among others.

He decried the agony its members nationwide  had been made to pass through for three months now without salaries, their uninterrupted delivery to the nation.

Hussein said in of  the three-month window given to the Federal Government to review the hazard allowance of health , the hazard allowance had remained at a paltry sum of five thousand naira monthly

He explained that the came on the heels of the expiration of the 60-day ultimatum given to the Federal Government on Jan. 25. (NAN)