Monday, 21 December 2015

Aregbesola Gives Striking Doctors 7-days Ultimatum

Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has issued a seven-day ultimatum to striking medical doctors in the state to return to their duty posts or be seen as having voluntarily resigned their appointments with the state government.

Aregbesola in a public service announcement released by the Permanent Secretary, Human Resources and Capacity Building, Mr Sunday Festus Olajide, said despite series of appeals from government to medical doctors in Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital (LAUTECH), Osogbo and other government health institutions to show understanding, the striking doctors have remained adamant.

He said, the doctors have continued to receive their salaries in the last two months and still remain at home thus eating their cake and still having it.

The government in the statement said that any striking doctor that failed to return to work on or before the expiration of seven- day ultimatum beginning from 18th December 2015 should consider himself or herself of having voluntarily resigned his or her appointment with government.

The statement declared that the strike embarked upon by the medical doctors in the state of Osun Publiic Service ( both at Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital( LAUTECH), Osogbo, and other government health facilities) is illegal, saying it does not follow due process, thereby breaching even their professional Hippocratic Oath.

It would be recalled that the medical doctors embarked on industrial strike since Monday, 28th September 2015.


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