Ondo State govt. commends doctors for ending strike

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The Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, yesterday commended medical doctors under the aegies of National Association of Medical and Dental Practitioners in the state for calling off their four weeks strike.

The doctors ended the  strike on Wednesday.

Akeredolu praised the doctors for their commitment to  duties, and assured them of his administration's plan to meet their demands.

In a statement from the  Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Segun Ajiboye, Akeredolu said he would not renege on his promise to move the state forward.

The governor, who sympathised with the doctors over their suffering, praised them for comporting themselves well  when  the industrial action lasted.

He reiterated  his promise not to owe workers in the state and  that their salaries would be paid regularly.

In a telephone interview with The Hope, the Chief Medical Director, Mother and Child Hospital, Akure, Dr. Adesina Akintan confirmed that all doctors and health workers are fully  back at work.

"We are fully  on ground, we have organized ourselves and patients have been coming enmass to the hospital since Wednesday.

"We will  leave no stone unturned to ensuring qualitative healthcare service to the citizenry," he  assured.

Also speaking, the Chief  Medical Director, State Specialist Hospital, Ondo, Dr. Johnson  Adetimehim, affirmed  that  the level of patronage of patients  since Wednesday  was  quite  impressive.

He  noted  that " patients have been coming  in  large  numbers to the  hospital . Members of  staff are on ground, work has  commenced  in earnest.

 "We  have  been attending  to patients even as  many  are  coming  to the hospital,  I can  assure  you that  we are doing our best even more  than before.

A senior  nurse in the post-natal  unit of Akure  MCH, Mrs, Ige  Owolabi equally confirmed  that patients  are coming  in large  numbers   for  clinical services.

She added that those who have missed the immunization of their  children have filled the hospital to ensure  that they   are immunized.

According to her,  the development  is normal whenever  health  workers  resumed from strike, saying  all the patients  who have missed their  medical checkups and immunization among others will come to the clinic  in large  numbers to receive  treatments .

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