Medical doctors who work with government hospitals in Ondo state, suspended all forms of medical services on Wednesday June, 24, 2020, and this include the Infectious Diseases Hospital in Akure, the state capital.
Medical doctors under the aegis of the National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners in Ondo State have cancel their strike action after one month
Medical doctors in Ondo state demanded for the settlement of all their cumulated unpay bills, allowances and a more palatable welfare package with out excluding life insurance for frontline medical doctors in the IDH.
The Chairman of NAGGMDP, Dr Oluwafemi Aina, told SaharaReporters this Monday that they decided to put an end to the strike after the government accepted to meet with some of their demands.
Dr Oluwafemi stated that the government had provided some basic Personal Protective Equipment to all medical personnel in the government owned hospitals with a promise to begin its allocation.
He also reveals that the government had paid one month out of the three months Special COVID-19 hazard and risk stipend to all frontline health workers in Ondo state.
According to Aina, the government has also plan to actualize its previous suspended agreement on the minimum wage and considerable adjustments of basic salaries of health practitioners in the Ondo state which will have effect on their July 2020 salaries.
He said, “So, the congress decided over the weekend to suspend the strike action which had lasted more than a month after the government acceded to some of these demands for the medical doctors.”