Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on the Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola over his refusal to pay doctors in the state civil service their six months salary and other legitimate claims.
This was contained in a press release signed by Dr. Adewunmi Alayaki, Secretary General of the NMA and sent to Nigerian Pilot yesterday.
The release which was issued as a declaration on health issues in Osun State called on Buhari and the ruling party to prevail on the governor to pay doctors their rightful and legitimate claims, including their full six months salary, skipping and relativity in accordance with established principles of universal applicability, adding that it is the only means of sustainable development goals and universal health coverage in the state.
Also the NMA decried the prevalence of infant and maternal morbidity in the country as a result of the “complete collapse of health care in certain sections of the state due to withdrawal of services by doctors who have not been paid full salary for six months.”
The body further urged the state government to remunerate and motivate health workers promptly because they deal with human lives saying that failure to do so could be disastrous.

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