The Chief Medical Director of the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital in Ondo, Oluwole Ige, has described the strike embarked upon by resident doctors as a calculated attempt to embarrass the hospital’s management and the state government.
He disclosed this at a news conference in Ondo town.
It would be recalled that the Resident Doctors at the Teaching Hospital had last Friday, embarked on an indefinite strike over non-payment of six months salary arrears.
While the aggrieved doctors said they will not return to work, until their salary arrears are paid, the the Chief Medical Director, faulted the
claim of the doctors, saying the hospital is not owing any doctor six months salary arrears.
Mr Ige said most of the doctors were being owed one month salary, contrary to their claim., noting that the delay in the payment of salary arrears was caused by teething problems experienced by new establishments.
The Medical Director appealed to the striking doctors to return to work, stressing that arrangement has been made for payment of their salary arrears.
The state commissioner for health also assured the doctors that government will pay their outstanding salary soon.