Anambra: Ojukwu Varsity Hospital Doctors Suspend Six Weeks Strike

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The Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH), Awka, Chapter has called off the strike action it embarked upon six weeks ago.

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The Association, in a statement signed by its chairman, Dr. Chukwudi Okani and made available to newsmen on Wednesday directed its members to return to work.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the consultant embarked on an indefinite strike on Nov. 30, 2019, in their bid to press home their demand for improved salary and general working conditions.

Okani thanked Gov. Willie Obiano for approving additional money for the running of the institution and care for the welfare of staff of COOUTH.

He also thanked the leadership of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in the Anambra and COOUTH management board for their roles in resolving the industrial impasse.

“The MDCAN hereby suspends her indefinite strike embarked upon on Nov. 30; by this, all our members are by this notice directed to resume work.

“We wish to specially thank our indefatigable Chairman of the NMA, Chief Dr. Emmanuel Monago for the fatherly role he played towards the resolution of the impasse that led to the MDCAN industrial action.

“We also thank the Board Chairman, Dr. Clement Idigo for hearkening to the voice of wisdom, we salute your nobility, integrity, and sagacity.

“Finally, we most respectfully salute His Excellency, Chief Willie Obiano for his special love for health,” he said.

He commended the governor for releasing money and insisting on the promotion of all the staff at COOUTH.

“Awka has not had promotion since 2012 until the recent time, we say thank you.

“We promise that so long as the signed agreement is beamed sacrosanct by the hospital management, the MDCAN would ensure that her members perform their roles without blemish,” he said.

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