Work Resumes at Nnewi University Teaching Hospital


David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka

Work has resumed at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi, following the suspension of the six week old industrial action embarked upon by the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU).

The National Chairman, JOHESU, Mr Biobelemoye Josiah announced the suspension of the strike, following the intervention of Senate President Bukola Saraki.

A visit to the hospital yesterday showed that the complex which had been a shadow of itself for over a month was once again bubbling with life as workers moved about delivering services.
A patient, Mrs Anazoka Patience who spoke to our correspondent at the outpatient ward of the hospital said she decided to return for treatment on hearing that the workers had suspended their strike.

“I brought my child back, after withdrawing him from this hospital a month ago. We were just here, and there was no one to attend to us, so we had to leave. My child is almost better now, but we need to complete his medication, but since this hospital is cheaper than the private one where we were, we decided to come back here.”

The Chief Medical Director, NAUTH, Prof Anthony Igwegbe could not be reached to react to THISDAY on the resumption of work by the workers.