Resident doctors of the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital (UNIMEDTH) Ondo State on Tuesday commenced an indefinite strike amid rising cases of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.
This was made known by the doctors during a press conference held in Akure, the Ondo state capital.
Revealing the doctors’ resolutions, the Chairman, Media Committee of the resident doctors, Dr. Olagbe Taiwo Paul said the action became imperative following the non-payment of their salaries ranging from three to six months by the state government.
According to Dr. Paul, many resident doctors can no longer fulfill their obligation personally and professionally due to the non-payment of their salaries.
“Our strike which has commenced today is total and indefinite till our agitations are resolved, all our arrears and backlog of salaries must be cleared with immediate effect and we are against any form of victimization during and after the strike,” he said.
“Payment of all outstanding arrears dated from September 2019 till May 2020. Payment of 50% basic salary COVID-19 hazard allowance and insurance cover our members, as earlier promised by the Governor.
“We are subjected to a state of bankruptcy due to the impunity and managerial rascality and high handedness of the management of UNIMED”.
Source: Naija News