The Association of Resident Doctor Rivers State University Teaching Hospital says they are in total alignment with the resolution of the national body in proceeding on an indefinite strike action.
The state president of NARD RSUTH, Dr. Ela George made this known at the end of an emergency general meeting in Port Harcourt.
The NARD state President stated that despite the 4weeks ultimatum given by the national body, no substantial progress has been made with regards to addressing the issues.
He added that medical residential training is yet to be domesticate, payment of covid-19 inducement hazard allowances, non-promotion of doctors over 8 to 10years, proper placement of resident doctor who have passed their part 1 exams has not yet been implemented amongst others.
Our correspondent reports that Ela George commended the state governor, deputy governor, commissioner for health and others for the improvement in the infrastructure of health sector in the state.
Meanwhile, resident doctors at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital are yet to join in the nationwide strike called by the National Association of Resident Doctors.
The chairman Medical Advisory Committee, UPTH, Professor Onotai, revealed the reason to Wish FM in an interview.
Also speaking, the Head of the Family Medical Department, Adjugah Joseph Uvie-Roghene, and the Head of Acute Care Accident and Emergency Department at UPTH, Barile Ikpae, said their fellow consultants are fully on ground to ensure patients are being attended to.
Also a member of the Executive Committee of the National Association of Resident Doctors, Dr. Eli George, spoke to our correspondent on reason the association decided to embark on a strike.
George also accused the political elite of paying lip service to healthcare in the country because they have the resources to access medical care abroad.
“The federal government has all it takes to settle the demands of the doctors but they don’t want maybe because they have special doctors abroad where they take their families to.”