At the University of Medical Sciences in Ondo County, resident doctors have embarked on an indefinite strike. The strike follows the expiration, given to the state government, of a seven-day ultimatum.
The doctors embarked on a three-day notice strike last week to draw the attention of the government to their plight.
At the end of a meeting in Akure on Monday 9 November, the doctors took the decision to go on an indefinite strike.
Sanni Oriyomi, acting president of the State Association of Resident Doctors, said the decision was necessary because their demands were not met by the state government.
The physicians lamented that the state government owed them four months of salary arrears.
Speaking to newsmen, Dr. Sanni Oriyomi, Acting President of the National Association of Resident Doctors, UNIMEDTH Ondo, said his members could no longer operate without payment. He said that they were still owed four and a half months’ wages, COVID-19 pensions and other privileges by the government.