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The University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) chapter of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) yesterday joined their counterparts in other federal government owned hospitals in compliance with the three-day nationwide warning strike embarked upon by the association.
The resident doctors embarked on a nationwide three-day warning strike to demand for the implementation of the payment of their outstanding salaries and allowances, the issues of relativity in salary between doctors and other health workers, as well as skipping of grade level 12.
The chairman of the branch in Benin City, Dr. Goodluck Imoudu, while speaking on the strike, said there was no reason for members of the branch to have exempted themselves from the action.
According to him, “as you can see for your self it is only our members that are not working for now, while consultants and other medical personnel are working.
"Let me quickly remind you that it is a warning strike and we hope to resume work on Thursday this week and if our demands are not met, we will embark on an indefinite strike action on July 1," he said.