Following the non payment of their salaries and poor working facilities, medical doctors in Ekiti state have declared an indefinite strike action.
This development was contained in a statement signed by the acting president of the Association of Resident Doctors, Tunji Alaoye, and the chairman of the National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners, Ekiti State, Folu Ekundare, today.
The statementreads; “This is to notify the general public especially residents of Ekiti State and its immediate environs that rising from a joint emergency meeting of the National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners, Ekiti State, branch(NAGGMDP))and the Association of Resident Doctors in Ekiti State Teaching Hospital held on the 14th of June 2016 at the NMA Doctors House along Ado-Iyin road to discuss issues bordering on the welfare of doctors working with the Ekiti state government(state specialist hospitals, general hospitals and the Ekiti state University teaching hospital) a painful, hard, unfortunate and difficult decision that could have been avoided if the necessary actions had been taken, was reached by our members.
All members of the above named associations, (NAGGMDP Ekiti State, and ARD EKSUTH) have resolved to embark on a total and indefinite strike action, starting from midnight on the 15th of June 2016.
We implore the general public to bear with us as we assure you that we are always open to dialogue and negotiation.”