Resident Doctors at the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital in Oyo State, have called on Governor Abiola Ajimobi, to pay them their full salary.
The resident doctors said the State Government had slashed their monthly package by 50%.
like other health workers in the state instead of the half salary they have been receiving.
A statement signed by the president of Resident Doctors, Dr. Sebastine Oiwoh, wondered why other professionals in the state had full salaries but theirs was slashed.
The resident doctors also called on the Governor to kickstart medically oriented developmental project across the state.
The Resident Doctors alleged that the State Government “Has reneged on the installation of some essential equipment.
“Delivery of equipment by contractors and completion of infrastructure to match the blue print of the hospital is currently on hold.
“The university, in future, won’t be able to train medical students who would become medical doctors as accreditation would be lost from paucity of needed specialists.
“The masses and entire citizenry would have been denied this dividend of democracy and good governance.
“This will result in worsened health indices, decimated productivity and by implication, a poorer economy in this period of recession.
“We therefore beckon on the listening ears and tender heart of Governor Abiola Ajimobi not to single our members out.
“All other doctors and health workers in the state civil service are receiving full salary.
“They have been paid full salaries from January to March 2016, while we received half of the payments made.
“We want to appeal the recently implemented decision to pay only doctors and other staff of LAUTECH Ogbomoso 50 per cent of our salary after being owed for seven months,” dr. Sebastine said.