The President, Nigerian Medical Association Osun State Chapter, Dr Tokunbo Olajumoke, in a press conference threatens that doctors in Osun state will commence an indefinite strike action over issues bothering on salaries and general decadence of the state health sector.
According to Channel TV, the state government enjoins the doctors to a round table where the issues could be discussed and resolved. The government’s position was made known by the Special Adviser to the State government on Health, Dr Oluwagbemiga Oyinlola.
Read part of NMA’s scribe statement;
Osun state as we have it is the only state that has continued to pay her doctors fractions of their salaries and deduct full PICA of tax while paying fraction salaries with issuance of non-complementary pay slips.
Despite these harsh and unfavorable conditions the state doctors have continued to render health care services to the people of Osun State.
The association following her two years of appeals and engagements and discussions with the state government on the decadence in the health sector of our dear state, hereby give a 21-days ultimatum starting from today, Monday August 28 2017 and to lapse on September 17, 2017, to resolve the aforementioned recalcitrant injustice meted to us.
That at the expiration of this ultimatum, will be left with no other option than to immediately withdraw our services to the state.