Government has failed to meet our 10-point demand - Oyo health workers

The Oyo State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Allied Health Professionals (NUAHP) has stated that the Federal Government has failed to meet demands they have made over two years ago, Premium Times reports.

NUAHP Chairman, Olanrewaju Ajani, said this after their meeting on Monday, March 4, where they decided to embark on a seven-day warning strike. Ajani said the association is seeking the government’s help in meeting their demand.

Their 10-point demand includes but is not limited to:

  • Implementation of new national hazard allowance for health professionals
  • Implementation of teaching allowance for members who train interns and students on clinical and research postings
  • Adjustment of Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS) table for members in the service of Oyo State
  • Urgent revamping and adequate funding of the state health facilities
  • Release of promotion letters for qualified members who participated in the last promotion exercise in the state
  • Skipping of CONHESS 10 on CONHESS salary table as applicable to Grade Level 11 (on GL Scale) as awarded by National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN)
  • Restoration of call duty allowance for dental therapists
  • Recruitment of more health workers and professionals to include members of NUAHP to replace those who are retiring and those who left the service of the state

“The seven-day ultimatum as indicated in our letter expired in the early hours of Monday, March 4. We hereby direct all our members in all the hospitals and health facilities across the state to proceed on a seven-day warning strike from today till March 11, and if after the expiration there is no feasible outcome, the union will declare an indefinite strike,” he added.

Ajani insisted that NUAHP will no longer stand by while health workers are sidelined and treated as unimportant compared to other priorities.

Ajani called on the Governor Seyi Makinde to take swift action, stating that the warning strike will include health professionals and workers in every capacity, including laboratory scientists, physiotherapists, dental technologists, dental therapists, medical social workers and radiographers in all health centers, including state, specialist and teaching hospitals in the state

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