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Resident Doctors Suspend Strike in Bayelsa State, as Covid-19 cases spike

BY DANIEL EFE

Members of the Association of Resident Doctors, Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, NDUTH, Okolobiri, Bayelsa State, have suspended their industrial action.

This is as result of the intervention and engagement with the state government so as to continue it’s fight against the Covid-19 that is upward climb.

The Resident Doctors have therefore suspended their strike for 3 weeks as Government promised to attend to the demands within the stipulated period.

The Deputy Governor, Sen. Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo who led a team of other top government functionaries including Hon. Abraham Ingobere, speaker Bayelsa state house of assembly, the chairman house committee on health Bayelsa state house of assembly, Dr. Oyinke Godbless Nanatumieyeseigha amongst others brokered the deal to put an end to the strike.

The President of the Association of Resident Doctors, NDUTH, Okolobiri, Dr. Oru Oru Inetsol had noted that the strike was suspended as a show of goodwill to the government.

Dr. Inetsol said that the resident doctors at the state owned teaching hospital had since resumed work on Friday 26th June 2020, 8am.

It may be recalled that a few weeks ago Resident doctor in Niger Delta Teaching hospital joined their National association to embark on a strike to demand enhanced hazard allowance, proper placement of doctors, domestication of the residency training act and Upgrading of health facilities at the teaching hospital.

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