Ogun Residents Doctors Suspend Their Planned Strike
The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, has suspended its planned industrial action scheduled to commence on Monday, 21st of September, 2020.
This was after the association signed a memorandum of understanding with the state government. According to the President of the Association of Resident Doctors, Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Dr. Mutiu Popoola, Ogun State Government has agreed to commit additional resources towards the remuneration of an enhanced salary package for OOUTH medical practitioners with entry-level of CONMESS 3/2 and also agreed to make available Personal Protective Equipments to ensure that health workers are not exposed to any form of health hazard.
He also stated that the agreed payment would not accommodate the payment of salary arrears and that the payment would also be linked to performance and agreed on key performance indicators.
While appreciating the state government for its a pledge to continue to provide the necessary healthcare inputs from available resources, he said that the decision of the state government to continue to monitor the health system in the state so as to ensure that input generated commensurate to the quality of health service output is a welcome development.