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Families lament as Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) embark on warning strike

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Families lament as Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) embark on warning strike-dailyfamily.ng

Many family members and residents in Oyo state who have health related issues or who have appointments with doctors have started having sleepless nights due to the 3-day warning strike by Oyo state NMA.

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Oyo State Branch, on Tuesday, directed all doctors in the state, both in the public and private practice, to embark on a three-day warning strike from Wednesday (January 10) to protest the alleged unfair treatment of doctors at the Lautech Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso.

NMA state chairman, Dr Mojisola Atalabi, disclosed this during a press conference, in Ibadan, he said that only emergencies would be attended to during the strike.

The Oyo State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), has directed its members both in the public and private practice, to embark on a three-day strike from Wednesday, January 10 to protest what they describe as unfair treatment of doctors in LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso.
NMA chairman in the state, Dr. Mojisola Atalabi, disclosed this on Tuesday at a press conference in Ibadan. He said only emergencies would be attended to during the strike.

According to him the South West zonal executive of NMA would also hold a crucial meeting on the issues.

He also said that the strike has the backing of the national executives of the NMA.

The association also directed the Medical and Dental Consultants of Nigeria (MDCAN) and Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) in LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso, to proceed on immediate and indefinite total strike.

Atalabi noted that the Oyo State Government recently sacked 256 members of staff, transferred another 299 to different parts of Oyo State, redeployed 55 resident doctors, and transferred six consultants.

Some of the association demands are;
Immediate reversal of redeployment of resident doctors that should be allowed to continue with their training unconditionally.

Reversal of salary to full payment that should include skipping and relativity
Proper funding of residency programme for effective and qualitative training.

 

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