Ogun government, doctors negotiating to stop 7 week old strike

Ogun State Government says it still negotiating with doctors in the state public hospitals, who have been on a staggered strike since last June 13.

Under the staggered strike, doctors had been staying away from hospitals on Mondays and Tuesdays, to protest the acute shortage of medical and health workers and equipment in the hospitals.

The State Health Commissioner, Doctor Babatunde Ipaye, said the state government s is working round the clock to meet the demands of the striking doctors.

Ipaye, speaking at the 2016 Annual General Meeting and Scientific Conference of the Ogun state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), in Abeokuta, appealed to the striking doctors to call off the strike.

Meanwhile, former Chairman of Ogun state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association, Doctor Ibikunle Soremekun has called on the medical doctors to avoid unhealthy rivalry with other health workers, to reduce the incessant strike in the health sector.

Making the call at the 2016 annual general meeting and scientific conference of the state chapter of NMA, in Abeokuta, Soremekun said the people at the grassroots are suffering from such strikes.

Soremekun said the medical doctors as the leaders in the health sector must respect other health workers who also play a significant role in health care delivery.



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