Friday, 11 March 2016

LAUTECH Resident Doctors Plead For 5month Salary Arrears

On Friday, resident doctors at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Teaching Hospital, Ogbomosho, made a public appeal to officials in Oyo State Government to pay up the five-month salaries owed them.

The doctors in a statement signed by the President of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Oyo State Chapter said, “We want a full completion and installation of infrastructure and equipment, payment of our entitlements as resident doctors. We also call for the payment of our salaries as members no longer have funds to come to work, feed, continue unusual self sustained residency training and social responsibility.”

The  doctors complained they had not been paid for exactly five months despite rendering essential services to life. "If we are being owed November and December 2015 salaries in March 2016, we cannot even project when we shall begin to receive 2016 salaries", the statement read in part.

“Asking us to continue to discharge our service with maximal effort without being paid is like flogging a dead horse so as to move it on by force.”

I sincerely doubt the state will heed their appeal until the doctors threaten/start a strike action.

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