Ondo Resident Doctors Begin 14-Day Warning Strike

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Resident doctors at the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital (UNIMEDTH) in Ondo State have commenced a 14-day warning strike.
The doctors, under the auspices of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), cited among other reasons for embarking on the strike the non-payment of seven months’ salaries to their new members.
Speaking to newsmen during the protest, the President of the association, John Matthew, disclosed that part of the reasons for the warning strike include:
Non-payment of palliative to House Officers since February; failure to disburse the February Hazard Allowance despite assurances from the state government to settle two months, and shortage of staff resulting from the resignation of doctors from the hospital.
He revealed that there were only 26 resident doctors in the hospital, as against 150 a few months ago.
“We demand full payment of the arrears of salaries owed to our members and payment of the February 2024 palliative to our house officers,” he said.
“Management should pay the February hazard allowance to our members and urgently address the severe clinical manpower shortage in the institution.”

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