Normalcy has returned to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH, as members of the Association of Resident Doctors, UBTH-ARD and the management of the hospital have resolved the lingering crisis that denied patients access to care for months. Announcing this yesterday at a briefing in Edo State, the President of the Association of Resident Doctors in the hospital, Dr Owen Omoregbe, said there was now industrial harmony in the hospital.
“We wish to categorically re-state that there is now industrial harmony in the hospital between the ARD and the hospital Management as underlined by the bridging of the hitherto communication gap and the renewed focus by all parties to move the hospital forward as well as aggrandize the opportunities for the populace to access healthcare.”
Omoregbe explained that the new era of understanding was predicated on the robust engagements between stakeholders and the Management team led by the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Prof. Micheal Ibadin
Omoregbe who admitted that the doctors might have in one way or another offended the patients and the management of the hospital said: “On a daily basis this on-going process gets strengthened with the progressive actions of all stakeholders.”
While we are imbrued with the ethos of the hipprocratic oath and annex the utmost respect for our Chief Medical Director, CMD, Prof. Ibadin whom we may have offended with the way we prosecuted our demands, and the management team of the hospital.
He thanked Oba of Benin ; Oba Ewuare 11, the CMD; Professor Micheal Okoeguale Ibadin, the Past Chief Medical Director; Prof Eugene Okpere, the President, National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) ; Dr John Ugochukwu Onyebueze , Chairman MDCAN UBTH ; Prof. Anthony Chukwuwendu Okonkwo, all Medical Elders, among others for their scarifies to bring the impasse to an end.