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Government Doctors in Nigeria Call Off Strike

by VR Sreeraman on  May 12, 2009 at 11:48 AM General Health News   - G J E 4
Doctors at government hospitals in Nigeria's main city agreed Monday to end a week-old pay strike after authorities met their demands, a spokesman for the movement said Monday.
 Government Doctors in Nigeria Call Off Strike
Government Doctors in Nigeria Call Off Strike
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"We have decided to call off the strike with effect from 8:00 am (0700 GMT) on Tuesday," Adedamola Dada told journalists.

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"We strongly hope that the government will show sincerity and ensure that every agreement is sincerely implemented," Dada said.

Doctors under the umbrella of the Lagos State Medical Guild said the strike, launched last week, was over wages, outdated facilities and ill-treatment of their members.

The Lagos State government accused the strikers of "blackmail".

Strike leader Ibrahim Olaifa alleged that government agents had launched "vicious attacks" on some doctors who supported the strike.

Lagos State government spokesman Segun Ayobolu told AFP that all the demands of the doctors have been met and that their strike was "sheer blackmail."

Source: AFP
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