Doctors in Ondo State started an indefinite strike on Monday following the failure of government of the State to pay their salaries.
Physicians under the guidance of the Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria at the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, UNIMEDTH, during an emergency meeting in Akure, the state capital lamented that the government’s continued to pay deaf ears to their demands.
The aggrieved Physicians had embarked on a seven-day notice strike last week, calling the government’s attention to their plight.
According to the doctors, the industrial action became imperative due to the failure of the state government to address their demands.
The doctors lamented that they were being owed four months salary arrears by the state government amid the harsh economic situation in the country.
They also decried a situation where other health workers under health management board receive salaries regularly.