Osun Doctors Protest Half Salaries, Threaten Strike
The message is clear and direct 'NO WORK, NO PAY'!
Dressed in their popular ward coats, the doctors marched from the LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Osogbo to some of the major streets in Osogbo, the state capital.
The doctors are also protesting the lack of equipment to perform their duties contrary to the government’s claim that it had spent N10 billion to improve the sector.
The Nigerian Medical Association in Osun State led the protest and their chairman, Dr. Tokunbo Olajumoke blamed the lack of facilities in Osun hospitals for the death of former Governor Isiaka Adeleke on April 23.
Dr. Olajumoke stated that Adeleke avoided the government hospital very close to his residence because he knew the hospital lacked drugs and equipment to handle emergency cases.
He also described as unfair the government's decision to ignore the doctors' complain that they are paying full tax from the half salary the government has managed to pay.