Monday, 22 August 2016
ABUTH resident doctors start warning strike
The Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (ABUTH) Branch of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) on Monday commenced a three-day warning strike.
“This is just a warning strike and will terminate on Thursday Aug. 25 after which the association will proceed on indefinite strike if our demands are not met,’’ he said.
ABUTH Chief Medical Director (CMD), Prof. Lawal Khalid, confirmed that the NARD had gone on strike, but assured that services were still on.
“Work is still on in the hospital because resident doctors are not the only doctors; we have consultants and other supporting staff and they all are providing health services to patients.
“However, I want to plead with the striking doctors not to look at the management alone in this issue, but they should also consider the patients.
“We, as health professionals, must understand that we are trained to save human lives, therefore, we must be considerate in whatever we do,’’ Khalid said.