Doctors in Lagos on Sunday, July 12, declared that they are going on 3 days warning strike following the disappointment of the state government to fulfill their needs.
Oluwajimi Sodipo, Chairman of Medical Guild (Medical Doctors Associations under the work of the Lagos State Government), said the strike which would run from July 13 to 16 and only medical Staff working in the state’s COVID-19 isolation centers will be exempted for this strike.
The Doctors revealed that they are setting out on the strike over the compensation difference between the Federal and Lagos state Doctors, COVID-19 Hazard stipends and inducement allowances MOU affirmed by the Federal Government, not paying doctors working in isolation centers as well as disengagement of doctors in the isolation centers without following the due process and their welfare not cared for.
The chairman harassed that the troubles of docs getting infected and re-inflamed daily were no longer getting the required interest from the government.
Our individuals are placing themselves on the line each day to provide care, and we want to do the whole thing to defend our colleagues, Sodipo stated.
He maintained that Good Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), prompt testing of fitness workers, and insurance have to be provided.
Sodipo brought that problems of scarcity of medical doctors in health facilities have yet to be resolved with no seen substantive movement taken with the aid of the authorities to resolve it.
Congress will reconvene after the three days caution strike to check the development made and plan for similar actions.
We call on the Lagos State Government to do all within its energy to find solutions to all these problems ” he stated.
Also, Dr. Babajide Saheed, former Chairman of the Guild, said that the government could avert the strike within 24 hours from now if their demands are met.