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Disquiet In UCH Ibadan As Management Accused Of Short-Changing Interns by milann: 7:54pm On May 08
By Adejumo Kabir
Since the beginning of the year, the management of the University College Hospital, Ibadan, have ‘short-changed’ their medical interns in the payment of their monthly remuneration, the students have said.

The graduate interns, who are not pleased with the development, responded by protesting for the past three weeks.

The affected medical interns include dieticians, radiographers, pharmacists, nurses, and physiotherapists.

According to the standard pay slip obtained by our correspondent, intern pharmacists are entitled to a monthly pay of N128, 000; nurses and dieticians should get N99,000; @ radiographer is expected to take N127, 000 and physiotherapists should get the same.
Medical interns in other hospitals across the country also confirmed this to our correspondent in separate interviews.

PREMIUM TIMES, however, understands that the interns have been getting ‘part-payments’ of their entitlements from January till date.

Interns’ ordeals
Folashade Hamzat, an intern pharmacist who narrated her ordeal to PREMIUM TIMES, said UCH authorities have failed to address their plight despite repeated appeals.

“All is not well with medical interns at UCH following the wicked actions of the management,” said Ms Hamzat.

“They have been deducting our salary since January and this is not happening in other hospitals. In January, we got N74,000, we got N81,000 for February. We were paid N39,000 in March and they paid N69,000 April. We are not happy with this because we are being cheated.


“Amidst of this, I was tested positive for COVID-19 and nothing from the authority to even appreciate our efforts. The reward for hardwork in UCH is reduction of one’s entitlement.”

Also, an intern physiotherapist, Ezekiel Andrew, said: “since the beginning of this year, salaries have been epileptic and it is a sad thing for us here.”

“They paid us January and February half payment towards the ending of March. We just received alerts for March and April earlier this week and what we got was not even up to half of salary.”

A nurse intern, who did not want to be named for fear of being victimised, told PREMIUM TIMES that authorities have shown no concern to their plights.

“They are not considering us. Our colleagues are not being treated like this in other hospitals. We are crying for help so that this cheating would stop.”

After repeatedly expressing their displeasures, the interns launched a hashtag, #PayUCHinterns on Twitter, yet no result.

Actions, inactions
After weeks of protests, the management of UCH in a letter dated April 26, to all heads of department “appealed to intern officers and contract staff in the Hospital for the shortfall in their monthly remunerations for the months of January, February and March, 2021.”

The management in the letter signed by its Director of Administration, S.O.Oladejo, said the shortfall “is as a result of the inadequate funds released for personnel remuneration in comparison with the actual number of Intern Officers and Contract Staff in the Hospital, thus making it impossible to fully pay up the remuneration of these categories of staff for the months of January-March, 2021.


“The Management deeply understands the discomfort that this brings to the concerned members of staff to which end, efforts are being intensified to ensure that adequate funds are released to complete the payment of these personnel for the said months and to avert the recurrence of this situation in the future.”

‘Not satisfied, threatened’
Meanwhile, the interns, PREMIUM TIMES learnt did not welcome the defence of the management as they continued with their agitation for full payments like their other colleagues in other hospitals across the country.

A meeting was later held with the management team on May 4 but this ended in a stalemate as the interns proceeded with their protests.

Rather than pacify the medical interns, UCH’s Director of Pharmaceutical Services, Adeyinka Ishola, who was “not pleased with their agitations” reportedly threatened the health workers with sanctions via a 13-minute audio message PREMIUM TIMES is yet to authenticate.

‘Why we are paying half salary’
PREMIUM TIMES on Saturday morning spoke with the spokesperson of the hospital, Toye Akinrinola, on why the interns are being denied their full salaries.

“The interns before now are not on IPPIS but the problem started when they got them enrolled on it like every federal government staff. The problem is that what the government is sending is not enough to cater for the interns.

“We are not oblivious of the fact that we are owing them. We will take every measure to ensure that we cater for their welfare. It is just a matter of time,” he told PREMIUM TIMES.

Asked why the interns were ‘threatened’, he simply responded saying: “they are our children. We are appealing to them and we plead they understand.”
https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/460351-disquiet-in-uch-ibadan-as-management-accused-of-short-changing-interns.html

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Re: Disquiet In UCH Ibadan As Management Accused Of Short-Changing Interns by milann: 9:48pm On May 08
sad

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Re: Disquiet In UCH Ibadan As Management Accused Of Short-Changing Interns by iammo(m): 4:06am On May 09
Yet you wonder why services at Government hospitals are generally poor

A Keke rider in Lagos can comfortably make 4500 to 5000 daily after fuel, and feeding, a nurse makes less than 3000 per day

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Re: Disquiet In UCH Ibadan As Management Accused Of Short-Changing Interns by SmartProf(m): 4:40am On May 09
iammo:
Yet you wonder why services at Government hospitals are generally poor

A Keke rider in Lagos can comfortably make 4500 to 5000 daily after fuel, and feeding, a nurse makes less than 3000 per day
Most Nigerians forget suddenly what they suffered as lower ranked staff when they rise to become management staff....among the interns complaining today, some will rise to become Mgt staff in the same medical facility but won't advocate or implement any reform for the next generation of interns. That's the Nigerian cycle that limits us.
Well, your comparative analysis on daily pay accross jobs isn't valid..dignity of labour/ job satisfaction isn't obtainable in all jobs. So it's better to see any job one is in as a platform to improve one's competencies in order to win bigger global opportunities.

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Re: Disquiet In UCH Ibadan As Management Accused Of Short-Changing Interns by Racoon(m): 4:58am On May 09
Even in the hazardous Nigerian health sector, there is gross corruption.

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Re: Disquiet In UCH Ibadan As Management Accused Of Short-Changing Interns by money121(m): 4:59am On May 09
Ok
Re: Disquiet In UCH Ibadan As Management Accused Of Short-Changing Interns by SoftP(m): 5:01am On May 09
Why waste an outstanding amount seeing yourself through medical studies & still remain here in a country that don’t know the value of quality.

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Re: Disquiet In UCH Ibadan As Management Accused Of Short-Changing Interns by BruncleZuma: 5:01am On May 09
Its not just UCH, all teaching and federal hospitals
Re: Disquiet In UCH Ibadan As Management Accused Of Short-Changing Interns by nellybadas: 5:02am On May 09
I have come to understand that most Nigerians are very wicked and selfish by nature. Our leaders are just a reflection of who we truly are as a people. Put this UCH management in Aso rock and watch what will happen.

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Re: Disquiet In UCH Ibadan As Management Accused Of Short-Changing Interns by heybeebugatty(m): 5:06am On May 09
This is very bad
Re: Disquiet In UCH Ibadan As Management Accused Of Short-Changing Interns by Lanre4uonly(m): 5:06am On May 09
It is well.
Re: Disquiet In UCH Ibadan As Management Accused Of Short-Changing Interns by rahiem80: 5:09am On May 09
shocked
Re: Disquiet In UCH Ibadan As Management Accused Of Short-Changing Interns by iampeterben(m): 5:09am On May 09
For a standard like UCH this is very bad. Guess it's time to reshuffle the management heads at the hospital.

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Re: Disquiet In UCH Ibadan As Management Accused Of Short-Changing Interns by emmanuelewumi(m): 5:13am On May 09
iammo:
Yet you wonder why services at Government hospitals are generally poor

A Keke rider in Lagos can comfortably make 4500 to 5000 daily after fuel, and feeding, a nurse makes less than 3000 per day


Did you consider the depreciation of the Keke and the need to keep aside at least 2k everyday for the replacement of the Keke after 2 years, did not consider servicing and maintenance of the Keke, did you consider days the Keke will be at the mechanic workshop and won't be able to generate income.

We often make the mistake of equating income generated by a business with profit made from a business

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Re: Disquiet In UCH Ibadan As Management Accused Of Short-Changing Interns by donpapa(m): 5:15am On May 09
angry
Re: Disquiet In UCH Ibadan As Management Accused Of Short-Changing Interns by iammo(m): 5:17am On May 09
emmanuelewumi:



Did you consider the depreciation of the Keke and the need to keep aside at least 2k everyday for the replacement of the Keke after 2 years, did not consider servicing and maintenance of the Keke, did you consider days the Keke will be at the mechanic workshop and won't be able to generate income.

We often make the mistake of equating income generated by a business with profit made from a business

And you really think a nurse earning 90k takes home 90k after cost of transport, tax, pension savings and association levy? Think again

Even factoring in the depreciation account of a Keke over a 5 years life span, daily depreciation is never 2000

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Re: Disquiet In UCH Ibadan As Management Accused Of Short-Changing Interns by gaskiyamagana: 5:21am On May 09
We are making big mistake for accusing politicians, politicians of corruption. See the so called academic in this nonsense.

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Re: Disquiet In UCH Ibadan As Management Accused Of Short-Changing Interns by stano2(m): 5:21am On May 09
The one at Nnewi sacked all the Interns that protested against maltreatment and non- payment of salaries..

Wickedness everywhere.....
Re: Disquiet In UCH Ibadan As Management Accused Of Short-Changing Interns by iammo(m): 5:23am On May 09
gaskiyamagana:
We are making big mistake for accusing politicians, politicians of corruption. See the so called academic in this nonsense.

Is it not the same academics that INEC use as returning and principal officer to manipulate votes and foister corrupt leaders on us

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Re: Disquiet In UCH Ibadan As Management Accused Of Short-Changing Interns by sonnie10: 5:24am On May 09
iammo:


And you really think a nurse earning 90k takes home 90k after cost of transport, tax, pension savings and association levy? Think again

Even factoring in the depreciation account of a Keke over a 5 years life span, daily depreciation is never 2000

So you would rather be a keke rider than be a pharmacist?

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Re: Disquiet In UCH Ibadan As Management Accused Of Short-Changing Interns by gaskiyamagana: 5:25am On May 09
iampeterben:
For a standard like UCH this is very bad. Guess it's time to reshuffle the management heads at the hospital.
COME and see ooo. Professors and Doctors of CORRUPTION.

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Re: Disquiet In UCH Ibadan As Management Accused Of Short-Changing Interns by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:26am On May 09
There was a country.
Corruption filled citizens.
Very few citizens are God fearing, just very few among us.

What a nation.

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Re: Disquiet In UCH Ibadan As Management Accused Of Short-Changing Interns by iammo(m): 5:27am On May 09
sonnie10:


So you would rather be a keke rider than be a pharmacist?

I'll rather earn what can grow my enterprises than stick to tittles and certificates that practically reduces my potential

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Re: Disquiet In UCH Ibadan As Management Accused Of Short-Changing Interns by Hormonhyee93: 5:27am On May 09
To be honest, calculating based on the fact that some Keke riders make much than average nurses is not really compensating,like what our other colleague said,cost of expenses to keeping everything to mechanical safety is a cost so demanding.......don't forget that he buys premium oil to keep it functioning for the day and again,the fact that the person in my own pro opinion is a nurse who has access to better life IF the opportunity comes to leaving for the greener pastures.

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Re: Disquiet In UCH Ibadan As Management Accused Of Short-Changing Interns by Hormonhyee93: 5:34am On May 09
That's your opinion though,it should be respected buh I just felt life as a pharmacist isn't only the certificate buh remember he can own a lot of investment......I think that's a dual advantage compared to the solely keke rider, one thing I want us to Kno though even though I have supported being a pharmacist than a Keke riders in this frame of debate is that PROFESSION IS NOT A MEASURE OF WEALTH ONLY GOD GIVES WEALTH TO WHOM HE PLEASES TO

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Re: Disquiet In UCH Ibadan As Management Accused Of Short-Changing Interns by sonnie10: 5:38am On May 09
iammo:


I'll rather earn what can grow my enterprises than stick to tittles and certificates that practically reduces my potential

There is a special ward at Igbodi orthopedic hospital called Okada ward. Why do you think they gave it that name?
Secondly, have you seen how those NURTW thugs slap the okada riders?
Thirdly, no matter how hard working and prudent you are, Okada riding will hardly lift you out of poverty

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Re: Disquiet In UCH Ibadan As Management Accused Of Short-Changing Interns by Evolutionlove: 5:39am On May 09
nellybadas:
I have come to understand that most Nigerians are very wicked and selfish by nature. Our leaders are just a reflection of who we truly are as a people. Put this UCH management in Aso rock and watch what will happen.

Say No More......

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Re: Disquiet In UCH Ibadan As Management Accused Of Short-Changing Interns by iammo(m): 5:42am On May 09
sonnie10:


There is a special ward at Igbodi orthopedic hospital called Okada ward. Why do you think they gave it that name?
Secondly, have you seen how those NURTW thugs slap the okada riders?
Thirdly, no matter how hard working and prudent you are, Okada riding will hardly lift you out of poverty

You speak with zero to little information at hand, I used to reason like you until I started investing in hire purchase for intending riders... And believe me they are faaaar from the United Nations Poverty status of 2dollars per day .. as for hazard during line of duty, a nurse also faces alot of potential life shortening diseases if not careful

Go to new sites and check out who and who are buying land and building houses
Re: Disquiet In UCH Ibadan As Management Accused Of Short-Changing Interns by Xhuntra: 5:50am On May 09
iammo:
Yet you wonder why services at Government hospitals are generally poor

A Keke rider in Lagos can comfortably make 4500 to 5000 daily after fuel, and feeding, a nurse makes less than 3000 per day

How much does a BMC zombie make in a day?
Re: Disquiet In UCH Ibadan As Management Accused Of Short-Changing Interns by zolajpower: 5:52am On May 09
grin

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