The Nigerian Medical Association NMA, Osun state branch has issued a 7-day ultimatum to the state government to pay its members working with it all outstanding salaries, deductions and other allowances.
Besides, the body said it fully supported the on-going industrial action by Association of Resident Doctors, ARD, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, LAUTECHTH, Osogbo and Osun State Association of Medical and Dental Officers, OSAMDO.
In a statement by the state Chairman and Secretary of the NMA, Dr. Suraj Ogunyemi and Dr. Adeola Ajibare at the weekend, the association said it resolved to issue the ultimatum after critical review of the situation pertaining to the health sector in the state.
“The NMA held a stake-holder’s meeting to critically discuss the decision of ARD, LTH and OSAMDO to embark on this avoidable strike and resolved to stand by these unions following the refusal of the state government to pay the outstanding salary arrears, deductions and other allowances.
“The NMA Osun is not a party to the purported Memorandum of Understanding MOU between the Nigerian Labour Congress NLC and the Osun State Government because such MOU is not in the interest of resident doctors and medical and dental officers working in the state.
While calling for the immediate payment of all outstanding salary arrears, the association asked the state government for the implementation of the Federal Government circular of Adjusted CONMESS.