The doctors, under the auspices of Residents Doctors of UNIMEDTH, said they had commenced indefinite strike until the government found solutions to their demands.
Doctors at the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Akure, the Ondo State capital, on Friday, staged a protest against the non-payment of their salaries for six months by the state government.
The doctors, who expressed sadness over the development, described the government’s action as wicked and callous, saying they could not pay their bills again while many of them were hungry.
The leader of the protesters and Chairman, Media Committee of the Residents Doctors of UNIMEDTH, Dr Olagbe Taiwo, said the government had not been taking the welfare of the doctors seriously, particularly in the area of salary payment.
He also alleged that the government was using divide-and-rule system for the doctors as he revealed that 33 out of over 150 doctors were paid one month during the Christmas period, saying the government’s action was reprehensible and insensitive.