The Chief Medical Director, Abia State College Educating Hospital, Dr Shedrack Offiah, stated the administration had sacked six docs for abandoning their jobs after accumulating their salaries.
Offiah disclosed this on Thursday in an interview with the Information Company of Nigeria whereas showcasing steps taken to discourage ABSUTH docs who use authorities time to work of their personal hospitals.
He stated he sacked the six docs just lately to discourage absentee employees members who don’t work however accumulate salaries, including that such have been ghost employees and ought to be handled as such.
He stated that some docs who had left the establishment nonetheless come to the varsity to gather salaries, noting that he wouldn’t permit such to occur once more.
“It’s not simply punishment. I’ve sacked six of them. You’ll not hear it as a result of I don’t make noise.
“In June, I paid for 3 months that they didn’t work for and I’m taking report.
“Anyone that refuses to return to work from August is not going to be paid. We’ll solely pay salaries to people who find themselves coming to work.
“If we have a look at you and discover out that you’re among the many people who simply put your identify right here and you’re someplace, we are going to sack you,’’ he stated.
Chairman of the Nationwide Affiliation of Resident Docs’, ABSUTH Chapter, Dr. Nnamdi Erondu, stated the physique was solely interested by discovering lasting options to the quagmire ABSUTH has discovered itself in and never preventing the administration.
He stated the employees who have been owed salaries deserved to be paid and urged the federal government to hunt methods of ending the establishment’s limitless crises.
He stated that one of many methods to finish the strike was to pay the salaries of employees to an affordable extent after which fund the improve of the establishment’s tools and service-delivery capability.
He urged the federal government and ABSUTH’s administration to seek the advice of NARD members to indicate them growth fashions of educating hospitals in different states which improved their performance.
He expressed regrets that the Abia authorities’s incapability to offer cash for the establishment’s accreditation was opening it up for shutdown by supervisory our bodies.
The NARD had just lately stated they might shut down ABSUTH due to the Abia authorities’s incapability to pay its employees which stored them on strike nearly all-year-round.