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Minister of Health, Dr. Isaac Adewole, Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige wiuth NARD members in Abuja/Twitter

The Ondo State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has said the demand of the striking members of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) are not attainable anywhere in the world.

State Chairman of NMA in Ondo, Dr. Zacharia Gbelela said that the strike which had  paralysed  medical activities across the country was uncalled for.

He said there is nowhere in the world where medical doctors’ pay is at par with other allied professionals.

Gbelela said: “It was said that such demand is not feasible based on the quantum of work input by  individual players in the health sector.

“If we are to go by numbers of weeks imputed by an individual health worker in training, there’s no way we can get to be equal. Averagely to become a medical doctor, 297 weeks are required, while others put in an average of 148 weeks.

“We appeal to JOHESU members in the state not to overstress the goodwill of the state government in ensuring payment of workers particularly the health workers.”