Dr Peter Alabi, the Chief Medical Director, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH), has appealed to members of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses to call off their warning strike.
The union on Monday embarked on a three-day warning strike to press home its demand for payment of one year teaching allowance to its members on grade levels 7 and 8.
Alabi told newsmen that negotiations to resolve the issue was ongoing and called on the union to suspend its action.
“It is true that we owe them only one year allowance, but only nine staffers are affected.
“Knowing that there is no money in circulation, we have been able to meet two out of the three demands they made.
“We have made efforts before this strike to dialogue with the union, but we were not able to get a good representation from them,’’ he said.
Alabi appealed to the public to bear with the management of the hospital as efforts were being made to ensure that things were brought to normalcy.
According to the director, health is a team work, adding that doctors on ground had been doing their best to ensure that health services are rendered to patients.
He called on the union to consider the sufferings of the populace, especially patients, who could afford private hospital bills and end the strike.