Resident Doctors Of Ondo State Embark On Indefinite Strike
The Resident Doctors of Ondo State has gone ahead of time to provoke a reaction from its State government just after N4.5B was released to 31 Federal Medical Teaching Centers for the payment of outstanding salaries and covid-19 hazard allowance with the Minister of Labor and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige calling on the respective state government to fulfill their obligations to the their medical team.
The resident doctors of the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital of Ondo State has opened the floor for their State government to make haste and fulfill its obligations by commencing an indefinite strike.
The Chairman, Media Committee of the resident doctors, Dr Olagbe Taiwo Paul said that the strike which commenced today June 23 will continue until they are heard. He said that their arrears and unpaid salaries must be speedily paid.
The doctors are roused having not been paid since September 2019 up till date, plus the unpaid covid-19 hazard allowance and insurance promised by the Governor, and the lack of Personal Protective Equipment for their members exposed to the dangers the coronavirus.