The Association of Resident Doctors, Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso, Oyo state has appealed to their state governor, Abiola Ajimobi, to pay them their full salaries.
Doctors Sebastine Oiwoh and Ayobami Alabi, President and General Secretary of the association respectively, said in a statement on Saturday that members of the association had only been paid 50 per cent of their salaries from January to March.
The statement said: “We beckon on the listening ears and tender heart of our father, Gov. Abiola Ajimobi not to single our members out amidst other health workers in Oyo state civil service.
“All other doctors and health workers in the state civil service are receiving full salary.
“They have been paid their full salaries from January to March 2016, while we received half.”
The officials noted that the services of doctors were important in saving lives and maintaining health of the citizens of the state.
They however commended the state government for its foresight in establishing the teaching hospital and urged it not to renege on its promise in the area of funding of residency training.
They also urged the government to install essential equipment and complete infrastructures in the hospital to match its blue print.