Hospitals operated by the Government of Ondo started to operate skeletal services yesterday, following a notice strike by resident doctors.
The doctors said they began a strike over four months of unpaid wages.
They threatened to strike indefinitely next Monday.
Doctors’ spokesperson, Dr. Taiwo Olagbe, said that it was unfair for other health staff on the Health Management Board to earn daily salaries, while resident doctors were forced to suffer.
Olagbe appealed to well-meaning Nigerians to prevail on the state government to settle their unpaid salaries.
The physician in charge of the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Ondo, Dr. Adesina Adetan, said the government is working towards ensuring that salaries of the doctors are moved into the mainstream system.