Resident Doctors at Ondo State University Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital (UNIMEDTH), Akure, have gone on strike, warning that the hospital will be shut down due to their unpaid salaries.
The doctors, who marched to the office of the Chief Medical Director, said that they were owed four months’ salaries.
The doctors began the warning strike on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, and threatened to embark on an indefinite strike on Nov. 9.
They decried a situation where other health workers under the health management board were receiving their salaries regularly.
The spokesman for the doctors, Dr Taiwo Olagbe, appealed to well-meaning Nigerians to prevail on the state government to settle their unpaid salaries.
Addressing the doctors, Dr Adesina Adetan, the Physician in Charge of UNIMED, said that the government would soon streamline the payment system of workers in the hospital with that put in place for other workers in the state.