On 06/Jun/2019 / In Medical News
The Imo State chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association on Wednesday called off its two-month strike after a meeting with Governor Emeka Ihedioha.
The NMA Chairman, Kyrian Duruewuru, who spoke on news after the meeting, said that the association “has called off the indefinite strike with immediate effect.” According to the chairman, the governor agreed to address the issues which made the NMA in the state to embark on the strike two months ago.
Duruewuru said the NMA called off the strike so as to give the new administration the benefit of doubt that it would fix the concerns of the association.The NMA chairman said apart from the payment of full salaries which the governor promised the doctors, Ihedioha also allegedly agreed to pay three-month salary arrears owed the doctors.
The NMA chairman said, “We have called off the indefinite strike and we have instructed our members to go back to work. “The governor said that our reason of embarking on strike was genuine. He said that the state government would now begin to pay us 100 per cent salaries not half payment anymore.
“The governor also agreed to pay us three months salary arrears owed the members of our association. He also agreed to rehabilitate the road leading to the Imo Teaching Hospital, Orlu. “There are other technical issues but we think that it is fair to give the new administration the benefit of doubt. We have gone back to work immediately.”
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