400 Resident Doctors of Jos University Teaching Hospital took to the street on Wednesday with a mock coffin complaining about the dictatorial tendencies of its Chief Medical Director, Prof. Edmund Banwat.
The aggrieved doctors had laid siege to the complex of Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) carrying placards with inscriptions like “Come and rescue JUTH”, “Illegal sacking by illegal CMD”, “Prof. Banwat, your tenure as CMD is over”,
“Rest in peace to the many souls killed by bad leadership”, “Obey Court order”, “Stop illegal sacking of Resident Doctors” and “Vacate office, your tenure is over.”
Their grievances include alleged disregard for the order of the National industrial Court which stopped the sacking of doctors in the institution; planned implementation of no work, no pay policy, contrary to the memorandum of the terms of settlement between NARD and the Federal Government; and exclusion of the names of some staff from the nominal roll for October 2017.
Meanwhile, The Kogi Government has appealed to striking medical doctors to end their industrial action in the interest of patients and their relatives after the directives to embark on the strike on Jan. 8 in the state