Ogun state Doctors call off proposed strike

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, on Friday called off its proposed industrial action scheduled to commence next on Monday

Penpushing reports that, Chairman of the Hospital Chapter of the Association, Dr Mutiu Popoola made this known, explaining that this followed the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the state government.

‘The state government after series of meeting with the association teams agreed to commit additional resources towards the renumeration of an enhanced salary package for OOUTH medical practitioners with entry level of CONMESS 3/2 and also agreed to make available Personal Protective Equipments to ensure that health workers are not exposed to any form of hazard’.


Penpushing further reports that, he acknowledged the state government for approving the commencement date for the enhanced payment for October, 2020, adding that they agreed that the payment would not accommodate the payment of salary arrears and that the payment would also be linked to performance and agreed key performance

The association boss while appreciating the state government for it’s pledge to continue to provide the necessary healthcare inputs from available resources, said  the decision of the state government to continue to monitor the health system in the state so as to ensure that input generated commensurate to the quality of health service output is a welcome development.

Penpushing also reports that, Secretary to the State Government, Tokunbo Talabi earlier in his remarks noted  that the present administration in the state would continue to give the health care sector all the support needed,, stressing that the health of the people of the state is paramount to the state government.

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