The joint health workers union JOHESU of the university of Jos Teaching Hospital JUTH have today staged a peaceful protest barricading the main entrance of the teaching hospital and crippling its activities, it faulted the insensitivity of the hospital management led by the Chief medical Director, Professor Edmond Banwat.
Speaking to the Plateau state JOHESU Chairman, Comrade Mustapha Kabir, said that the union had resolved to embark on a peaceful protest today pending when their April and May salaries are paid and also pass a vote of no confidence on the top management for total system failure.
He lamented the non implementation of the MOU signed at the instance of the minister of health since they called off the strike on . Out of over 2000 staff only about 270 received salaries and some were paid N500, N200 or even N100. He called on the intervention of the Federal Government as a Federal Teaching hospital should not be faced with issues such as this and further called for the removal of the Chief Medical Director and
change of the entire management team.
A Doctor in the hospital also confirmed that it was rather an unfortunate situation and it was painful that it has generated to this, stating that the entire management led by the CMD has been Insensitive to the plight of the entire staff and that for the past 7months the hospital has not been effectively functional.
The protest is schedule to last the whole day with rumours that the doctors will also join in the strike if issues are not resolved