The President of the association, ESUTH branch, Dr Chima Edoga, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Friday.
According to him, the reason for the strike is as a result of non payment of salaries to some resident doctors in Federal Government-owned hospitals.
“Especially those that are house officers, who are the lowest cadres of doctors.
“Also some doctors were recently employed in December but yet to be captured into the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS),” he said.
He said that the Federal Government h yet to implement the demanded upward review of the current hazard allowance it agreed with the association.
Edoga noted that there was no payment of insurance packages to the family members of doctors who died as a result of COVID-19 infection and other infectious diseases.
He called on the state government to employ more doctors as many doctors were leaving government health institutions in their numbers. (NAN)