LASUTH Resident Doctors To Go On Strike

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The resident doctors of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital may proceed on a partial strike on September 5, if the State Government fails to attend to their demands.

The acting President of the association, Dr Ibrahim Ogunbi disclosed this at a news conference at the weekend, calling on the government to do the needful before Wednesday.

The doctors wanted the government to employ house officers for the hospital but the government had refused to do this, Ogunbi stated.

He said, “After a 21-day ultimatum, which expired on August 23, the congress resolved that the grace of one week be given for the immediate employment of resident doctors which will put an end to the recurrent shortage of doctors in LASUTH.

According to him, the strike will begin by 8 am on Wednesday, September 5, and it will last for three days, after which the indefinite strike will start to drive home our demand.

Ogunbi stressed that the shortage of resident doctors had been recurring for the past three years without any structured policy in place for regular replacement of exited house officers and residents, thereby creating loopholes in the provision of clinical service delivery.

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