LUTH Doctors Protest and Commence Warning Strike

Resident doctors in Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba went on a protest today Wednesday and commenced a two-day warning strike to decry the current state of some pressing matters. The doctors could be seen within the hospital premises carrying placards with different inscriptions.

Leading the protest, the President of the Association of Resident Doctors , Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Dr Kayode Makinde stated that among the many issues was the non-payment of salaries to some Resident doctors ranging from 2 months to 4 months. In addition, the security provided in the hospital was also deplorable. Recall that a LUTH doctor was attacked and killed recently close to the hospital entrance.

It was therefore unfortunate that rather than addressing the myriad of issues faced by resident doctors, the management chose to spy on the activities of the doctors issuing queries for comments made on Whatsapp group platform, the President explained.

The doctors therefore engaged on a two-day warning strike to drive home their demands following which they will decide on the next line of action if their demands are not met.

Reacting, the management denied owing salaries of up to 4 months and also denied spying on the doctors’ private conversations an Whatsapp. The management also stated that the “no work, no pay” rule will be enforced for the period the doctors are on strike.

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