Doctors in Osun have threatened full-scale strike if the state government fails to meet its demands in 21 days.
They complained over lack of drugs and consumables in our health facilities and lack of basic amenities and equipments in the hospitals in the state as well as the non-payment of salaries of doctors and urged the state government to address the issues without further delay.
Nigerian Medical Association in Osun reached the decision after an emergency meeting.
Their statement read: “Following over two years of appeals, engagements and discussions with the state government on the decadence in the health sector in Osun state, the association hereby gives a twenty one(21) day ultimatum from today August 28 to September 17, 2017.”
“At the expiration of the ultimatum, the association will be left with no other choice than to immediately withdraw our services in the state.”
The NMA said “the demeaning level of care being meted upon medical practitioners by the state government is best described as a vicious cycle of poor remuneration with consequent unsatisfactory career, flight of already scarce medical practitioners and then a subsequent pseudo-employment that does not last for a reasonable time.”
“Expectedly, in view of the neglect in the sector, there has been an untoward effect on the good people of the state as evidenced by the increasing mortality and morbidity indices of the state,” it added.