The Association of Medical and Dental Officers of Oyo State (AMDO) Monday stated that it is extending the ongoing strike by its members in the state.
AMIDO in a statement jointly signed by association’s vice chairman, Dr Ebun Adeoye, secretary, Dr Adedotun Aladeojebi, secretary and public relations officer, Dr Seun Atanda, stated that amidst the strike, its members will continue to render emergency services.
The association stated further that at a recent meeting held to review the strike which started Thursday, its members decided to continue the strike to press home their demands.
“In the one week that the strike had continued, the striking doctors have been rendering skeletal and emergency services to cushion the effect on the good people of Oyo state”, the association said.
It added added that, ” The strike was however scheduled to become a total strike on Thursday 25th May, 2023, but extended due to the fact that the Oyo state government has reached out and started negotiations with the representatives of AMDO.
“And keeping in mind that the Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde, is worker friendly and coupled with the fact that his inauguration for second term in office cames up on the 29th of May, 2023, the members of the association have magnanimously agreed to continue to render emergency services with the believe that the government will favourably consider their demands in the shortest possible time, failing which there will be a total downing of tools by the striking doctors.”