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Osun, Striking Medical Doctors Differ Over “Sack”


doctorIT is still a ding-dong affair between Osun State government and striking medical doctors working under its employ as the government has said it would not back down on its position that the doctors have violated their rules of engagement and consequently have technically lost their jobs.

But the doctors have insisted that their action is legitimate, even as the Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association, Dr Suraj Ogunyemi has said that the striking doctors have given sufficient concession for the resolution of the crisis, alleging that government was trying to complicate the matter by maintaining a hard posture.

Speaking at a press conference yesterday, the government described the demands of the striking doctors as impossible in the face of the present economic reality of the country.

The Chairman, Osun Special Committee on Health, Dr. Simeon Afolayan, at the briefing stated that in the face of the current economic realities, it remains unbelievable that doctors would insist that they would not be bound by the modulated payment regime agreed to by over 39,000 other workers of the state.

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