Doctors begin 3-day warning strike at FETHI

DOCTORS at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti (FETHI), have said that they will today start a three-day warning strike over issues relating to their wages.

The FETHI chapter of Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria (MDCAN), through their chairman, Dr Timothy Olajide, said MDCAN members took the action because they were the only ones suffering non-payment of full salary since May 2015.
Olajide said the warning strike became the only available option for the doctors after a 14-day ultimatum issued to the management of the hospital expired on August 7.

According to him, the warning would be followed with another one-week ultimatum to redeem the demands or face indefinite strike, saying the decision was reached at a meeting of MDCAN on August 4, 2016.

He said: “The doctors also demanded immediate payment of the shortfall in the salary of members for the month of July, 2016.
“We regret any inconvenience this inevitable action may cause our patients.”