Stella Dimoko Unpaid Doctors In Bayelsa State Embark On Indefinite Strike...


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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Unpaid Doctors In Bayelsa State Embark On Indefinite Strike...

Doctors, under the auspices of the National Association of Resident Doctors at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, have begun an indefinite strike.

The doctors were said to have resorted to the industrial action in order to protest against irregularities in the payment of their salaries.

The President, NARD, FMC, Yenagoa Branch, Dr. Chukwunonso Okoye, said that doctors at the medical facility had been receiving only 48 per cent of their salaries for the past four months.

Okoye said information at their disposal indicated that it was only at FMC Yenagoa that resident doctors were being owed 52 per cent of their salaries since January 2016.

He said, “We have been having the challenge of being paid only 48 per cent and being owed 52 per cent of our salaries for some months.

“We have tried to be patient with the Federal Government and to also show understanding, but up until this moment, we have not received our pay. We are, therefore, compelled to withdraw all our services.

“The fact is that it is affecting our members and we do not see how we can continue to show understanding with the present administration.”

Okoye said the strike would continue indefinitely if their salaries were not paid in full.

Reacting to the development, spokesperson for the hospital, Mr. Bernard Akpedi, said, “The management has been talking to them and is still talking. Salary payment issue is actually within the purview of the Federal Government. It is no more done by the management.”

from Punch


  1. #If peace is really what you want, then you will choose peace*

    1. Meanwhile somewhere in Sokoto, some retards are asking their brother to come back and steal government money. GEJ and patience, go and use some of your stolen funds to fix your state.

  2. I don't like doctor's strike because it's ordinary people that suffers from it

  3. FMC yenagoa was the best place for PPA in yenagoa, the pay was very high, donno y things have changed like dis. 2012/2013 NYSC.

  4. I pity those who are critically ill.

  5. Education
    Are priorities
    Leaders set your priorities in order!

  6. The strike is as a result of poor management by the management board of the hospital,the management keep paying their workers peanut.

  7. Yes o. It is difficult to practice medicine on hungry stomach,bills have to be paid. People be saying. "Doctors r always rich nau",when these days Doctors r being forced to live from hand to mouth,getting indebted and so on. Stellar,it is not only Bayelsa o,even other Fed.govt hospitals across the nation have not being paid October salary at all.


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