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Osun doctors embark on 7-day warning strike

Osun doctors embark on 7-day warning strike

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The Osun State Chapter of Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) on Monday
ordered its members working with state government to proceed on 7-day
warning strike over unpaid salary arrears and poor working condition.

The NMA Chairman in the state, Dr Tokunbo Olajumoke, gave the directive
after an emergency general meeting of the association in Osogbo.

Olajumoke said the 7-day warning strike was coming after the expiration of a
21-day ultimatum issued to the state government by the association to meet
its demands.

“The 7-day warning strike is to commence immediately because the 21-day
ultimatum issued to the state government to look into the pending issues
raised by the doctors has expired.

“Within that 7-day, there will not be any form of clinical activities in all the
state- owned hospitals and no doctor is allowed to treat any patient for that
seven days.”

Olajumoke said that the 7-day warning strike was to allow the state
government to engage the doctors in a dialogue to look into their demands.
Other grievances of the doctors are non-payment of CONMESS salary scale,
over taxation, mutilated and outstanding salaries of doctors, among others.
Reacting to the strike notice, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu
lsamotu, appealed to the doctors to be patient with the state government,
saying their requests were being looked into.

Isamotu said the government was committed to providing quality healthcare
to the masses as well as ensuring that doctors got the best from the
government.
NAN

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