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Ondo resident doctors commence indefinite strike over unpaid salaries

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Resident doctors working at the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, UNIMEDTH, Ondo State on have embarked indefinite strike.

The aggrieved doctors were said to have commenced an indefinite industrial action over outstanding salaries and other benefits.

Chairman, Media Committee of the doctors, Dr Olagbe Taiwo Paul made the announcement on Tuesday during a press conference held in Akure, the state capital.

The Chairman stated that the action became imperative following the non-payment of their salaries ranging from three to six months by the state government.

He said, “our strike which has commenced today is total and indefinite till our agitations are resolved, all our arrears and backlog of salaries must be cleared with immediate effect and we are against any form of victimization during and after the strike”.

Also, the doctors demanded the provision of PPE’s and other safety measures to protect them from exposure to COVID-19.

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