Osun State Doctors Suspend Six Months Strike

Activities are beginning to pick up at all the government hospitals in Osun State following the suspension of the over 6 months strike by doctors.

The chairman of the association, Isiaka Adekunle, confirmed the suspension of the strike in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Sunday in Osogbo.

The doctors, under the aegis of Osun State Association of Medical and Dental Officers (OSAMDO) said that the decision to suspend the strike was because of the people.

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Still in the same vain,Mr. Adekunle said the association took the decision to call off the strike at its Annual General Meeting held on March 30

The doctors had been on strike to protest the non-payment of their salaries and other emoluments for over four months.

Several protests had been held as the doctors tried to press home their demands.

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The South West caucus of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) also threatened at a time to embark on systematic solidarity strike across the South-west states.

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) said that it would exploit every means to protect its members against what it described as ‘unjust treatment’ by the Osun State government.