HEALTH AND LIFESTYLE

Medical Doctors in Anambra Embark on Strike.

Medical doctors in Anambra State under the banner of Conference of Civil Service Doctors, have begun an indefinite strike over failure of the State Government to keep to the terms of the agreement they signed with them, three months ago.

The strike, they said is to protest a breach of agreement. Speaking to newsmen in Onitsha on Monday, the chairman of the association, Livinus Chukwuma, said, “This strike is necessitated by the failure of the state government to adhere to the agreement signed with us.”

He added that due to the inability of the State Government to implement the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure as necessitated by the Federal Government, doctors had in the past gone on 13 months strike.

He added, ” an intervention from prominent persons in the state as well as an agreement reached, which stipulated that the government would periodically review the salaries until 100 per cent was achieved, starting from 50 per cent, made us suspend the strike.”

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