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Ondo Health Workers Shut Down Hospitals Indefinitely

By Damilola Adeyemo

AKURE – The Nigerian Union of Allied Health Professionals (NUAHP), Ondo State chapter has embarked on strike indefinitely.

Earlier medical doctors have been on strike over payment of percentage salaries, while nurses had earlier embarked on three-day warning strike.

“The union, via a letter dated 11th of February,2020, gave the government a 15-day ultimatum to settle.”

“The balance of 50% of November salary. Arrears of backlogs of salaries (December 2020 and January 2020), not forgetting the previous year’s outstanding salaries.

“Payment of outstanding two(2)months Covid-19 special allowances as agreed in may 2020.

In a statement, the Chairman of the Union, Prince Adedire Adeyinka , said “It has got to the extent that health workers could no longer transport themselves to their different places if postings where their services are rendered.”

He added that the union had directed all it’s members to immediately withdraw their services effective Monday, 8th of March, 2020 after giving almost a month notice to the government.

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