Members of the Ondo State chapter of the Nigerian Union of Allied Well being Professionals, NUAHP, on Wednesday shut down actions throughout well being amenities within the state.
NUAHP, which contains Medical Laboratory Scientists, Optometrists, Physiotherapists, Pharmacists, Well being Info Managers/Officers, Dieticians, Radiographers, amongst others disclosed that the transfer was as a result of hardship its members have been subjected to, following irregular fee of salaries.
Recall that medical medical doctors inside the employment of the state authorities had on February 5, commenced an indefinite strike over the identical subject.
Whereas emphasizing that the state authorities had earlier been approached over the untold hardship its members had been subjected to, the Chairman of the Union, Adedire Adeyinka defined that well being staff had been confronted on each day foundation with exposures to Lassa Fever and COVID-19,
Adeyinka additionally frowned at what he described as irregular salaries and fee of fifty% as half fee of November 2020 wage by the state authorities.
Whereas emphasizing that members of the union would now not settle for share salaries being paid by the Ondo State authorities, Adedire stated the scenario is already taking its toll on well being staff as they may now not transport themselves to work.
He additional defined that not like different authorities staff who have been informed to earn a living from home over a time frame, members of his union have been at all times on their responsibility put up 24hrs on each day foundation with name duties inclusive.
Nonetheless, the Chairman counseled the federal government for the large strides within the well being sector, notably, its efforts at lowering mom and baby mortality, free well being care companies and floating of the current molecular laboratory within the state.