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COVID-19: Ogun State Resident Doctors Commence Three Days Work Stoppage

The daily task of saving lives could become more worrisome when certain entitlement are deprived of health worker amidst the challenge of COVID-19 pandemic.

This has been the outcry of many Ogun state resident doctors who believe that the state government has not treated them well with regards to the hazard allowances.

Naija news Understands that this out-cry has resulted in a three- day warning strike by the resident doctors

The President of the Association of Resident Doctors, Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) Dr. Mutiu Popoola, who announced this in a statement titled: Protect and appreciate doctors who put up their lives online during this pandemic COVID-19 in Shagamu, Ogun State.

He said: “We have been on this struggle for appropriate remuneration for over four years and it is unfortunate that the government’s unwilling attitude to the welfare of doctors in OOUTH is unbecoming”.

Popoola said that there has been no commitment whatsoever from the government on the issue of appropriate remuneration, entry-level, new minimum wage, hazard allowance and life insurance for our members.

He said that “despite the inadequate response of Ogun State Government to the health risks confronted by our members during this COVID-19 pandemic, our members went ahead to continue their work diligently in their various departments and at the isolation centre.

“We were taken aback by the arbitrary change in only hazard allowance to be given as COVID -19 Special Hazard Allowance to all health workers. “The 200% increase in Hazard allowance is just an increase from N5000 to N15,000 for just the month of April,” he said.

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