Ondo sacks striking Resident doctors

…It is a joke that can’t stand, ARD spokesman.

…We didn’t sack docs, points on strike to be resolved on Monday- Govt

Ondo sacks striking Resident doctors

By Dayo Johnson – Akure

ONDO state authorities has sacked the placing Residents docs on the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital (UNIMETH).

Their sacking was contained in a letter saying the suspension of the establishment residency coaching programme from August 1st, 2020.

The letter urged “all Resident docs immediately employed by the hospital to hunt continuation of their programme in different establishments the place there are ongoing coaching applications.

The letter which was dated June 23 and signed by Director of Administration of UNIMETH, Adeeyo Babatunde, mentioned it was to permit the hospital concentrate on service supply with a purpose to fight COVID-19 outbreak with out distraction of agitation from the Resident Doctors.

It nonetheless identified that some Resident docs may be thought of for re-admission when the programme recommences.

Recall that the Resident docs final week launched into strike motion over their calls for to incorporate provision of PPE and different safety measures to save lots of their members from COVID-19, cost of excellent arrears from September 2019 to May 2020, cost of 50 per cent COVID-19 allowance amongst others.

Reacting to the event on the commissioning of the primary dialysis centre in Akure, the Chief Medical Director of UNIMEDTH, Dr. Oluwole Ige, blasted the Residents docs saying they had been extra taken with unionism than dedication to work.

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Dr. Ige mentioned the Residents docs had been probably the most disruptive group to the expansion of the hospital regardless of incomes one of the best pay package deal amongst different group of docs within the hospital.

Dr. Ige acknowledged that the nice issues occurring on the hospital had been being overshadowed by the fixed agitation of the resident docs.

According to him, “The Resident docs earn one of the best pay package deal among the many 4 teams of docs within the hospital with further profit of coaching and advancing to be advisor. That has been probably the most disruptive group to the expansion of the hospital.

“They have exaggerated and intentionally distorted the problems of their wage to the extent of placing the hospital administration and authorities into disrepute.

“The training programme might be suspended until such a time that it will be conducive to train without rancour.”

But in a swift response, spokesman of the Ondo ARD, Taiwo Olagbe described their sacking as a joke that can’t maintain any water and will crumble well being sector within the state.

Olagbe mentioned feedback from the CMD had been regrettable and unlucky stating that their agitations had been real due to non-payment of saláries and arrears.

He mentioned plans had been on to slash their salaries from June.

The state authorities via the knowledge and Orientation commissioner Donald Ojogo in an announcement denied the sack of the docs.

Ojogo mentioned that ” no matter points that led to the strike motion by the Doctors underneath the Residency Programme and the reprimand by the Management of UNIMED Teaching Hospital are presently being appeared into. Such shall be resolved by Monday, hopefully.

“We want to, due to this fact, emphasize that at no time did the State Government sack Doctors as the general public is being made to erroneously imagine.

” It ought to be famous that the UNIMED Residency association is the primary for the reason that institution of the Nation’s premier medical University. It is usually undertaken by the Federal Government as many States don’t discover monetary area for such.

“Nonetheless, it’s pertinent to make clear that there’s a extensive distinction between Doctors employed by the State Government and people underneath a Residency Programme.

Ojogo famous that “The Residency is a Post Graduate Programme normally sponsored by Governments at the same time as such beneficiaries render providers for a particular interval. In impact, Doctors underneath the Residency Programme are roughly, short-term Staff members who qualify as Consultants after their interval of coaching.

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