Nigerian doctor collapses after working 72-hour shift despite being owed salaries

An overworked medical doctor, Okorie Ifeanyi Venatus unpaid for 3 months, reportedly collapsed after a 72 hour shift.

The intern doctor in Univeristy of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, UPTH, Rivers State and other intern doctors have not been paid since Dec 2020, a medical doctor on Twitter claimed but Dr Okorie has been working as the only House Officer in the unit.

He was working for 3 days stretch and collapsed with his forehead to the ground then admitted to the hospital where treatment commenced immediately.

The Twitter doctor who shared the news called out the government for its treatment of House Officers and also called out the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, for not fighting for the rights of doctors.

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