Ogun resident doctors embark on warning strike over poor pay

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH),Sagamu, Ogun State, Sunday, announced  commencement of a  three-day warning strike effective from Monday.

The aggrieved doctors said the strike followed the refusal of the state government to yield to its agitations on the need to better welfare package for its members.

The doctors in a letter addressed to Governor Dapo Abiodun, accused the government of insensitivity to their welfare.

The letter, a copy of which was obtained by Blueprint, was jointly signed by the ARD OOUTH President and General Secretary, Dr. Popoola Mutiu  and Dr. Osundara Tope, respectively.

The doctors said they decided to wmbark on strike because of “the noncommittal response to several letters written to the government.”

They noted that the attitude of the government to the previous warning letters they had written, which included 21-day and seven-day ultimatums, had shown that the government was not concerned about their plights.

The doctors described the increase in hazard allowance from N5, 000 to N15,000 as “a charade by the government.”

They however, exempted their members working at the COVID-19 isolation centre in the hospital partaking in the strike action.

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