*Says Striking Doctors Should Return To Work Or Be Sacked
The Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola has issued a seven-day ultimatum to striking medical doctors in the state to return to their duty posts or be seen as having voluntarily resigned their appointments with the state government.
This was contained in a public service announcement issued by the Permanent Secretary, Human Resources and Capacity Building, Mr Sunday Festus Olajide.
According to the statement, any striking doctor that failed to return to work on or before the expiration of seven- day ultimatum beginning from 18th December 2015 should consider himself or herself of having voluntarily resigned his or her appointment with government.
The statement noted that despite series of appeals from government to medical doctors in Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital (LAUTECH), Osogbo and other government health institutions to show understanding, the striking doctors have remained adamant.
The statement declared that the strike embarked upon by the medical doctors in the state of Osun Publiic Service (both at Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital( LAUTECH), Osogbo, and other government health facilities) is illegal and does not follow due process, thereby breaching even their professional Hippocratic Oath.
It added that although the doctors have continued to receive their salaries, they still remained at home, thus eating their cake and still having it.
You will recall that the medical doctors embarked on industrial strike since Monday, 28th September 2015.