By Haruna Gimba
Ogun State Chapter of National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners (NAGGMDP) have commenced a one-week warning strike to press home their demands.
In a communique issued at the end of its emergency general meeting, the association said the strike became imperative having explored all the channels to get the attention of the state government on issues affecting the health system in the state.
The communique signed by its Chairman and Secretary, Dr. Oladunni Adetola and Dr. Adetonwa Festus respectively, stated that series of letters had been written to Governor Ibikunle Amosun on the need to restructure health facilities and shortage of staff.
“The state government failed to attend to the issues affecting the health sector which include; lack of materials, equipment and good working environment, little or nothing could be achieved in the health sector in the state,” the communique read.
NAGGMDP also identified shortage of staff across all cadres of the health workers, submitting that there was no new recruitment in the last two to three years, despite the increasing demands on the sector.