105 ONDO MEDICAL DOCTORS RESIGN OVER UNPAID SALARIES
105 members of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) have resigned from the service of Ondo State government’s workforce, in the last one year.
The Association in a press statement signed by the NMA state Chairman, Dr. Stella Adegbehingbe and state Secretary, Dr. Olorunfemi Owa, blamed the trend on irregular and percentage payment of salaries by the state government.
According the statement, the NMA leadership pointed out that “Some Departments in the State-owned Teaching Hospital, which could hitherto boast of between 6 and 8 Doctors are now left with 1 or 2 Doctors. This makes it practically impossible for the hospital to function at a minimum acceptable level.
“Consequential vacancies in the medical officer cadre need to he urgently tilled. About 50 medical Doctors in this cadre have left the employment of the Hospital Management Board without replacement over the last few months.
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“Yawning vacancies exist in the Resident Doctor and Consultant cadres at the Teaching Hospital. These have remained difficult to till due to the haphazard safety payments.
“Ondo State has not been able to engage requisite numbers of House officers since 2019. This has made our work almost impossible because this group of Doctors have a peculiar role in Health service delivery.
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