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BSUTH Sacks 30 Doctors In Benue State by wizkidblogger(f): 8:07pm On Apr 06, 2020
- Doctors issue 21-day ultimatum for indefinite strike

The management of Benue State University Teaching Hospital, Makurdi has issued sack letters to over 30 doctors, amidst the Coronavirus pandemic.

This was revealed on Monday 6th April, in a press release by the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) of the hospital.

In the statement which was signed by the president of the association, Dr Amina Japheth Onyewuchi and PRO, Dr Sesugh Matthew Iorfa, the doctors lamented that instead of stepping up preparatory efforts to fight Coronavirus, the hospital management was rather focused on sacking doctors.

They added that the sack was not done in accordance with the laws of their service.

The press release reads in part, "The management has given over 30 doctors sack letters; have rescinded some letters and have also upheld others in a haphazard and subjective manner that doesn't not just follow the laws regulating the service of resident doctors in Nigeria, but is also a disservice to the suffering people of Benue State.

"The training of resident doctors in Nigeria is regulated by the 2017 medical residency training act (MRTA) which is very explicit of how a doctor should enter and leave residency training. The Act allows resident doctors to train and pass all exams over an eight and half to nine year period as against the six years that the management of Benue State University Teaching Hospital wants to impose on resident doctors here.

"The Act also empowers the National Postgraduate Medical College (NPMCN) as the only body who can recommend resident doctors for exit from the residency program on the grounds of duration. The NPMCN sends the names of resident doctors due to exit the training every six months to training institutions. Their last of such letters was on the 10th of March, 2020 and none of the residents in Benue State University Teaching Hospital was listed for exit.

"If there was any doubt, the management of BSUTH should borrow a leaf from her sister health institution, Federal Medical Centre Makurdi where the 2017 MRTA has been adopted is being used. No resident doctor who has spent less than eight years has been sacked.

"Many of the doctors being told their time has expired have not been sent by the management for mandatory postings they are to undergo before completing their programs. This, the management blames on the gross shortage of doctors in this hospital. Our doctors have their training stagnated (some for over 3 years) by the management, only to be issued sack letters that their time is done, when it was the fault of the management who refused to release them for those postings.

"Also, management have refused to take into account the periods when some departments did not have/ lost accreditation and resident doctors were not able to go for exams. All the lost time, the management has factored into their purported six year residency program.

"Additionally, the sponsorship of resident doctors for update courses and exams has been ignored by the management of BSUTH, leaving resident doctors to their fate. The last time a resident doctor was given full sponsorship in this hospital was 5 years ago."

The doctors said they had written letters to the management of the hospital and the Government in a bid to get them reverse the decision but have not been successful, forcing them to toe the line of an industrial action.

The association said instead of going on strike immediately, they have chosen to give a 21-day ultimatum to allow for intervention by well-meaning members of the public.

"It is in the interest of Benue people, especially in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic, that we have decided against the immediate commencement of an industrial action even though this matter warrants it. We have rather chosen to give a 21 day ultimatum, after which we will have no choice than to opt for an indefinite strike action."

The doctors demanded for the immediate withdrawal of sack letters issued resident doctors and reinstatement of those already sacked; and also the adoption and full implementation of the 2017 MRTA as currently obtainable in training institutions across Nigeria.

They therefore called on the Governor of Benue State, His Excellency, Dr Samuel Ortom; His Royal Majesty, the Tor Tiv V, Orchiviligh Professor J. O. Ayatse, the Och'Idoma His Royal Highness, Agabaidu Elias Ikoyi Obekpa, and all other well-meaning sons and daughters of Benue State to intervene and avert a crisis.

https://www.sunnewsonline.com/bsuth-resident-doctors-raise-alarm-over-sack-of-30-doctors-amid-covid-19-pandemic/

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Re: BSUTH Sacks 30 Doctors In Benue State by chatinent: 8:17pm On Apr 06, 2020
Abacha can no longer can.

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Re: BSUTH Sacks 30 Doctors In Benue State by Swiitdoll(f): 8:18pm On Apr 06, 2020
They better write that exam nigerian doctors do and come to the U.K., we need y’all here and will treat you right or to Canada, they even pay better . Fleee from that unserious country.

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Re: BSUTH Sacks 30 Doctors In Benue State by Slawormir: 12:44pm On Apr 07, 2020
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Too bad

Swiitdoll:
They better write that exam nigerian doctors do and come to the U.K., we need y’all here and will treat you right or to Canada, they even pay better . Fleee from that unserious country.


I dey reason am say na that side worse
Them nor go value them for that UK

Those white fit subject them to more exam thinking say them Nor know anything

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Re: BSUTH Sacks 30 Doctors In Benue State by Optimistdude: 12:44pm On Apr 07, 2020
Slawormir:
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Too bad
Damilola, rest na! cheesy

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Re: BSUTH Sacks 30 Doctors In Benue State by WaywardSon(m): 12:44pm On Apr 07, 2020
So most countries are bracing for COViD-19 and tightening healthcare while these ones are firing Doctors. Lol
Those Doctors dodged a bullet

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Re: BSUTH Sacks 30 Doctors In Benue State by Starkid3010(m): 12:44pm On Apr 07, 2020
Ok
Re: BSUTH Sacks 30 Doctors In Benue State by emeijeh(m): 12:44pm On Apr 07, 2020
Swiitdoll:
They better write that exam nigerian doctors do and come to the U.K., we need y’all here and will treat you right or to Canada, they even pay better . Fleee from that unserious country.

Boris Johnson is still in ICU

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Re: BSUTH Sacks 30 Doctors In Benue State by ITbomb(m): 12:45pm On Apr 07, 2020
Time to take advantage of the free Work Visa by US to health workers since your country do not value you

Imagine the amount they will be paying those Chinese doctors for 2 weeks , it may be enough to pay these doctors for a year

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Re: BSUTH Sacks 30 Doctors In Benue State by lmm4real: 12:45pm On Apr 07, 2020
Na so. undecided
Re: BSUTH Sacks 30 Doctors In Benue State by omothayoh(m): 12:46pm On Apr 07, 2020
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Re: BSUTH Sacks 30 Doctors In Benue State by Lexusgs430: 12:46pm On Apr 07, 2020
Their loss...... wink

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Re: BSUTH Sacks 30 Doctors In Benue State by EcoBrick: 12:46pm On Apr 07, 2020
Smh. Na now wey we dey battle COVID-19 den dey sack them??

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Re: BSUTH Sacks 30 Doctors In Benue State by feldido(m): 12:47pm On Apr 07, 2020
This is the reason they all Flee to US, Canada, UK and Australia when we have very few Doctor to patients ratio. Ngige was right, we have more than enough Doctors already grin grin

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Re: BSUTH Sacks 30 Doctors In Benue State by KingWarri: 12:47pm On Apr 07, 2020
Wetin man no go see... Yet America dey beg una make una com quick...

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Re: BSUTH Sacks 30 Doctors In Benue State by Cmanforall: 12:47pm On Apr 07, 2020
In this current situation, when countries are in short supply of medics. I pity the government and the people of that state.
The state government may not even be paying the meagre 5000 Naira hazard allowance the federal government pays doctors.

This should call for a protest ideally (if not for COVID-19) if the inhabitants of that state cherish their health.

By the time those doctors set up their private clinics, can the people afford it?



On another topic on front page, a police man shot someone in Abia State.I tried to check the distance from point of gunshot (Ukwa East) to the hospital he was rushed to (Abia Teaching Hospital).... The distance is something else, damn far. Probably the young man would have survived if a hospital is reachable within 30mimites.
That shows how far well-equipped hospitals are closer to the common man.

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Re: BSUTH Sacks 30 Doctors In Benue State by iammo(m): 12:47pm On Apr 07, 2020
let them just head to the nearest US embassy
Re: BSUTH Sacks 30 Doctors In Benue State by TOPCRUISE(m): 12:47pm On Apr 07, 2020
They sack doctors despite the current pandemic. Is this Country Mad? undecided

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Re: BSUTH Sacks 30 Doctors In Benue State by pman06(m): 12:48pm On Apr 07, 2020
Wow, but why now? Why this moment when we need more medical attention in all the states?

May God help Nigeria.






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Re: BSUTH Sacks 30 Doctors In Benue State by Rekhina(f): 12:49pm On Apr 07, 2020
It pains me how a full grown up man like metaphysical will lie that his audio Miss Rosalind is a doctor ,gandollar n itooworwor( Anuohia) can u imagine

Audio audio ..because no lady will date him grin grin grin

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Re: BSUTH Sacks 30 Doctors In Benue State by Atheistan: 12:49pm On Apr 07, 2020
Eiyahhhhh
Re: BSUTH Sacks 30 Doctors In Benue State by obi4eze(m): 12:50pm On Apr 07, 2020
angry

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