Striking resident doctors at the Abia State University Teaching (ABSUTH) Hospital have resumed their duties after the state governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, paid off the seven months salary arrears.
The President of the association, Dr Nnamdi Erondu, announced the development to journalists in Aba on Saturday.
Erondu commended the governor for keeping his word after members of the association confirmed that they received the outstanding seven months’ arrears.
“We are happy to inform members of the general public that we are back to work at the Teaching Hospital in Aba and they can come to access our usual quality medical services. The governor has done well to keep his promise to our members and we are hopeful that he will handle the rest as quickly as possible.
“All our members are back to work and ready to deliver quality service to Abians”, he said.
On accreditation of the teaching hospital, Dr Erondu assured that the members will work with the authorities to ensure that all relevant issues are quickly resolved for the benefit of students and members of the public.