Work has resumed at the osun state government hospitals,after a five month old industrial action embarked upon by the doctors in the state.
The doctors under the aegis of Osun State Association of Medical and Dental Officers, OSAMDO had been on strike since Sep.28, 2015 to press home their demands for the payment of their full salaries and implementation of consolidated Medical Salary Structure, COMESS.
The strike action according to the chairman OSAMDO, Dr Isiaka Adekunle was suspended to alleviate the sufferings of the people and avoid unneccesary deaths.
Dr Adekunle said although, their demands were yet to be acceded to by the state government, the intervention of the speaker of the state Assembly, Hon. Najeem Salaam, and some medical elders in the state helped in shaping their decision to call off the strike.
While noting that the association would continue to dialogue with the government, Dr Adekunle appealed to the state government to keep to its promises by not victimising the members who participated in the strike.
Meanwhile,visit to the state hospital management board, Asubiaro Osogbo, showed that activities have started picking up , as doctors were seen reporting for duty.
Some patients who spoke on the development expressed joy at the resumption of the doctors saying the strike action had affected them in no small measure.
They appealed to both parties to find a common ground and resolve the matter causing the strike amicably, for the goods of the common man.