The Association of Resident Doctors in the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital on Friday suspended its three-month-old strike and returned to work.
The doctors had embarked on an indefinite strike on July 5, 2015 to press home their demands for improved working conditions.
Activities at the UCTH were on full swing on Friday as the doctors were seen attending to patients.
A statement issued by the association indicated that the resident doctors agreed to suspend the strike after an emergency meeting on Thursday.
In a communiqué at the end of the meeting and endorsed by President of ARD, UCTH branch, Dr. Ukweh Ikechukwu, the doctors said they were suspending the strike on compassionate ground.
The communiqué read, “The strike is hereby suspended on compassionate ground because of the suffering of the patients and work resumes Friday, September 11, 2015.”
The ARD demanded that the budget for their skipping allowances, which was their key demand, should be prepared for 2014, 2015 and 2016, with a copy made available to the president.
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