The Rivers State Government has threatened to invoke the ‘No Work No Pay’ policy against the striking resident doctors in state-owned hospitals.
Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Dr. Tammy Danagogo in a statement said the strike should be restricted to resident doctors who are directly under the payroll of the Federal Government.
Dr. Danagogo said resident doctors in the state are not owed.
The statement also directed all resident doctors under the employment of the state government to call off the strike and return to work within 24 hours.
Recall that the Resident doctors at the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital joined the indefinite nationwide strike which started on Monday because the Rivers State Government is yet to pay Covid-19 inducement hazard allowance.