Abia doctors protest 24-month salary arrears owed medical workers

Abia doctors protest 24-month salary arrears owed medical workers

Members of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Abia State Chapter, barricaded the entrance gate to the Abia Government House, Umuahia, the state capital to protest the 24-month salary arrears allegedly owed medical and non-medical staff of the Abia State University Teaching Hospital (ABSUTH) Aba, by the state government.


The doctors who came out in their numbers were also protesting 13 months of arrears owed to doctors and other staff of the state Health Management Board (HMB).


The doctors from different parts of the state were said to have converged on the premises of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Umuahia, before proceeding to the Government House gate.


The medical workers while on the march chanted solidarity songs to depict the mood of the group and as well calling on the state government to do the needful.


They also carried placards with different inscriptions such as: ‘Doctors’ lives matter,’ ‘Our salary is our entitlement,’ ‘2 years without salary ‘no be jokes,’ ‘Man’s inhumanity to man,’ among others.

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