About 12 federal and teaching hospitals in Nigeria have allegedly flouted court injunction and the directive of the Ministry of Health for the implementation of the new salary scale for resident doctors.
The President, Association of Resident Doctors, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Adegboyega Faponle, while fielding question from journalists in Ilorin, said that this was the reason they embarked on an industrial action.
Mr Faponle explained that the hospital management was yet to yield to their demand for implementation of the new salary scale.
For almost two weeks the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital has been without the services of the resident doctors which the hospital management admits has had an effect on the hospital.
However, the Head of Personnel and Training (UITH), Surajudeen Lawal, explained that the insistence of the doctors not to accept the criteria set by the Federal Ministry of Health in the implementation of the new salary structure but insisting on the one set by the Nigerian Medical Association has been responsible for the non-implementation.