Enugu: Resident orthopedic doctors embark on strike

Resi2016_09_21_74798dent doctors working at Na­tional Orthopedic Hospital Enugu, yes­terday embarked on an indefinite strike over alleged discrimination, intimidation, oppres­sion and nonchalant attitude of the hospital’s management to their general welfare.

In a two-page letter jointly signed by the President and Secre­tary of the Association of Resident Doctors of the hospital namely Dr Ifeanyi Anikwe and Dr Ifeanyi Okorie titled, “Commencement of Indefinite Strike Ac­tion” addressed to the Chief Medical Direc­tor of the hospital, Dr Cajetan Nwadinigwe, of which a copy was made available to jour­nalists in Enugu, the as­sociation said they were compelled to withdraw their services from the hospital as a result of the failure of the hos­pital management to meet their five-point demands after several correspondences.

The resident doc­tors said the option of industrial action was considered at last since Dr Nwadinigwe, the Chief Medical Direc­tor showed no sign of concern to their out­lined grievances within the 21-day ultimatum the association gave the management, which has since expired.

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