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Doctors embark on strike in Ondo over poor welfare

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Medical doctors underneath the auspices of the Nationwide Affiliation of Authorities Basic Medical and Dental Practitioners, NAGGMDP,

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Ondo State chapter on Thursday launched into two weeks warning strike over the alleged failure of the state authorities to prioritize their welfare.

The docs who notified Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of their motion in a letter stated the federal government had didn’t pay their wage arrears for some months.

Osun residents lament docs’ strike
Within the letter titled ‘Discover of Withdrawal of Service’ which was signed by the state Chairman and Secretary of the NAGGMDP, Dr Roland Arohunmolase, and Dr. Richard Obe, the docs stated the state authorities had additionally didn’t resolve the problem of exodus of docs and different well being staff from the state-owned well being services.

The docs added that among the grounds for the commercial motion embrace “non-payment of wage arrears being owed well being staff in Ondo State (January 2017, March, April and Might 2021), Gross under-staffing of presidency hospitals following the mass exodus of docs and different well being staff from the state.

The commercial motion embarked upon by the docs was coming few days after the state chapter of the Nigeria Medical Affiliation, in a press release, raised the alarm of the resignation of 105 docs from the state’s public service.

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