Earlier today, the Interns at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital (Formerly Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital) decided to take the streets of Port Harcourt in protest of seven months unpaid salary.
They were seen dressed in their ward coats carrying
placards with varying inscriptions all calling on the Rivers State
Government to quickly come to their aid and pay them their salaries that
has accumulated to seven months.
The Protesters that included
House officers, Pharmacists, and Medical Lab scientists have worked for
seven months and have not been paid a dime, and knowing that internship
is a one year programme, they have just 5 months to go.
the protesters were bitter that they have been taking transport to work
on borrowed funds, others find it difficult to feed while others don’t
even have funds to rent an accommodation and have to squat with friends
under embarrassing conditions.
This is a call to the Governor
Wike Led Rivers State Government to come to the aid of these young
health workers and ensure they receive their alerts so that with a sound
mind, they can take care of their patients.
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