In Osun: Doctors Suspends Seven-month-old Strike

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The Osun State Medical doctors in the service of the state government, on Sunday, suspended its Seven-month-old Strike.

The doctors, who engaged on the industrial action last year September, had embarked on action to reject the payment of modulated salaries among other grievances.

Medical workers involved in the strike includes those working with the state Hospital Management Board and those attached to Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Osogbo.

A letter addressed to the state Head of Service and signed by the state chairman of Osun State Association of Medical and Dental Officers, (OSAMDO), Dr. I. Adekunle, said that the doctors’ decision to suspend the strike was arrived at after considering the rising cases of avoidable deaths among the indigenes of the state.

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Speaking with journalists on the development, the state Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association, Dr. Suraj Ogunyemi, stressed that members of OSAMDO had decided to restrategise.

He said that part of the new strategy is the suspension of the strike with immediate effect.

Ogunyemi said: “The OSAMDO members held their meeting last Wednesday and part of the decisions taken was the suspension of the ongoing industrial action. This development is coming despite the fact that government had not paid them their outstanding dues and their failure to accede to their demands.

“But in the interest of the good people of Osun, we cannot continue to ignore the intervention of the Speaker and other critical stakeholders. We just have to give them due honour.”