The workers of the Imo State University Teaching Hospital (IMSUTH) on Wednesday dressed in black attire and staged a peaceful protest over nonpayment of their salaries and other poor conditions of services, including infrastructure.
The angry workers lamented that they have not got no salaries since March 2017, even as they said they have 70% salaries paid since Jan 2016.
They also lamented the decaying level of infrastructure, including poor access roads to the hospital, buildings and poor management by the management team as led by Dr Anolue led management team.
The entire staff of IMSUTH who protested also demanded the state government to quickly restore 100% salary payment of outstanding salaries from March 2017 and
the payment of 30% backlog of salary arrears deduction from January 2016.
They also gave the state government 21 day ultimatum during which they said their demands must be met, or the teaching hospital would be shut down.
The protesters also accused some members of the management team of collecting three months salaries and travelling, leaving them to their fate.
Recall that the medical students in the teaching hospital have been faced with lose of accreditation of their programme, which has affected their stay and learning.