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Osun doctors embark on seven-day warning strike

The Osun State Chapter of Nigerian Medical Association 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 Isamotu , 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.

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