Doctors, Workers In Enugu Teaching Hospital Embark On Strike, Discharge Patients, Others On Life Support

Clinical services were on Friday paralysed at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, ESUT-Parklane Enugu, as the doctors embarked on a one-week warning strike to force the relevant authorities to among other demands, employ more doctors.

Meanwhile, the doctors have discharged all the patients admitted into the hospital wards and accident and emergency. Some of the patients are in critical conditions, some on life support thereby putting them at death risk.

Some, who have no money to take their patients to private hospitals, are now stranded in the hospital.
A doctor, who spoke to SaharaReporters on condition of anonymity when asked the reason for the strike, said that doctors in the hospital were overstretched.

“The job here is very stressful because there are few doctors attending to hundreds of patients. We want the state government to employ more doctors to reduce our work load,” he said.

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ugamatv had reported that Governor Peter Mbah despite spending whopping amount of money in excess of over N3billion in three months on his office, owes months of salary arrears to workers in the hospital.