The Association of Resident Doctors, Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, ARDFCTA, Chapter, has said that the Doctors employed by the FCT, last year, are being owed salaries of between 3 to 7 months,
The Doctors also complained about suspicious deductions from the salaries of old Doctors, after they were registered on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS.
This was contained in a communiqué issued after a virtual Council meeting, on May 7, and signed by Dr. Mustapha Ibrahim, the General Secretary of the ARDFCTA.
The Doctors speaking further, said that they would have embarked on a strike on May 1, but decided to put it on hold.
The communiqué read in part: “The Council noted with dismay, the haphazard nature in which the April, 2020, salaries was paid by IPPIS, with no prior sensitisation or explanation, despite the April 30, deadline for all matters connected therewith be resolved.
“Most newly employed members were still omitted in the payment of April, 2020, salaries, bringing the total months owed them to between three to seven months. There is an established community transmission of Covid-19 in the FCT, with four of our members already exposed, following the confirmation of two cases at Wuse District Hospital.
“Despite Management’s assertion of provision of adequate PPEs across all the General Hospitals, it was noted by Council that some of these PPEs are still been hoarded by some Units, as members do not readily access these apparels, when attending to suspected cases.
“Exposed members are subjected to a lot of psychological trauma, during this period of self-isolation.”