Because of the insufficient benefits packages for physicians in the state, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Ondo State has given the state government a seven-day ultimatum.
They have threatened to take industrial action if the Ondo state administration does not respond to their demands in a timely manner.
The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) voiced its position in a communiqué following the organization’s Ordinary General Meeting (OGM), expressing concern about the ongoing exodus of medical professionals from the state as a result of insufficient welfare benefits.
The non-implementation of the authorized hazard allowance and the compensation disparities between Ondo state physicians and those in other states were also brought to light.
In the press release, Dr. Omosehin Adeyemi-Osowe, the state association’s chairman, stressed that there is a severe lack of medical professionals in the state and that many physicians have declined to work for the state government.
“This has nothing to do with the point of entry into the service, which is at step 2 for doctors at grade level 13, as determined by the federal government after evaluation and approval.