Aggrieved workers at the C.H. Rennie Hospital in Margibi County today went on the rampage over reported delay in the payment of their 30 monthly arrears.

Several patients were denied access to medical treatment on Monday, after aggrieved Workers of the C.H Rennie Hospital in Kakata, Margibi County locked the compound of the hospital in demand of their 30 Months arrears.
The health workers’ protest comes amid the huge fight against the CoVID 19 Pandemic, in which Liberia is reporting huge infections, cases, and deaths.

During the protest, the workers demanded that the Hospital employ them, stating that they have worked at the hospital for over six years without being employ.
They told reporters that they have been issued letters of assignment from the Human Resource Department that they have been acting on since 2015.
The aggrieved workers also denied doctors, nurses, and Administrators access to the hospital compound.
Speaking to reporters during the protest, the aggrieved workers’ spokesperson Steve Jallah lamented that the protest was their last alternative after several pleads to health authorities and the county legislative Caucus went unaddressed.
Jallah added that they have been paid as contractors since their assignment at the hospital without knowing the source of their salaries.

He averred that on several occasions they have written members of the County Legislative Caucus and other authorities to address the issue but it has fallen on death ears.
After nearly 7 hours of besieging the government health center, Margibi County Superintendent and head of the hospital board Jerry Varnie called on aggrieved health workers to keep calm, assuring them that payment of at least three months will be considered out of the 30 months arrears.

Supt. Varnie promised to have said amount disburse before July 26, 2021, while the rest of their demands including their remaining arrears will be discussed on July 29 of this year.

Meanwhile MARGIBI COUNTY senator J. Emmanuel Nuquay during an intervention today pleaded with the aggrieved workers to accept at least three months’ payment while the rest of the other months are being secured.

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