Thursday, December 12, 2019

46 doctors resign from Ojukwu teaching hospital

No fewer than 46 medical doctors have resigned from the Anambra State-owned Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Awka, over poor condition of service.

They were made up of 10 consultants and 36 resident doctors.

The university’s  chairman of the Medical and Dental Consultants of Nigeria, Dr  Chukwudi Okani, stated this on Wednesday in Awka, the Anambra State capital.

He said the doctors were “frustrated out of the system because of poor management in the last one year and many more are seriously searching for better places to go.”

He said COOUTH had the worst condition of service amongst teaching hospitals in the country.

He urged the governor, Willie Obiano, to intervene to save the institution from imminent collapse.

Okani said the ongoing indefinite strike by his members in the institution would continue until government met their demands.