The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, Ogun, says it will begin a three-day warning strike on Monday over non-implementation of its demands by the state government.
The doctors’ grievances were contained in a letter written to Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun on Sunday in Abeokuta.
The letter jointly signed by the ARD OOUTH President and the General Secretary, Dr Mutiu Popoola and Dr Tope Osundara respectively stated that the association decided to down tools because of “the noncommittal response to several letters written to the government on the matter.”
Some of the doctors’ demands included non-implementation of the new minimum wage, hazard allowance, inappropriate remuneration, entry level and absence of life insurance policy for its members.
According to the doctors, the alleged refusal of the state government to appropriately attend to previous warning letters has shown that the government was less concerned about their plight.
They described the purported increase in hazard allowance from N5,000 to N15,000 as a charade by the government.
The aggrieved doctors, however, said their members working at the COVID-19 Isolation Centre would be exempted from the strike action.