Ondo State doctors who are in the employment of the state government have suspended their industrial strike action of over one month.
The doctors had withdrawan their services from government hospitals on the midnight of Wednesday 24 June, 2020 following unpaid allowances.
According to a statement issued by the state chairman of NAGGMDP, Dr Oluwafemi Aina, the strike was suspended after government acceded to some of their demands
The union which is an affiliate of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) thanked the state Governor, Rotimi Akeredou and his team for extending the gains of its withdrawal of services to other health workers.
The doctors however implored the state government to address the following demands:
The entry points in the civil service for medical doctors all over the country is non-negotiable & would be expected to be translated to the State too (as already instituted at the State’s owned tertiary hospital (UNIMEDTHC).
The immediate domestication of the Special COVID-19 Hazard & Risk (Life) Insurance for all our members who are part of the frontline health care providers in the State.
The Immediate Circulation and Institutionalisation of the modalities of the already begun deductions of our members’ salaries into the National Housing Fund Contributions by workers in the State’s public service.
The payment of the remaining Special COVID-19 Hazard & Risk Allowances to members and
the payment of arrears of the minimum wage & consequential adjustments of basic salaries which the other nonhealth public servants in the state have been enjoying since January 2020.
They assured the state government that members of the association will continue to discharge their duties with great passion.