Lagos, LASUTH resident doctors disagree on strikeAugust 6, 2021
THE President of the Association of Resident Doctors, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital chapter, Dr Azeez Ojekunle, has urged the Lagos State Government to meet the demands of the striking doctors.
The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, had on Tuesday said the resident doctors in the state embarked on the strike in solidarity with their national association.
Abayomi spoke on the sidelines of the scientific conference and annual general meeting of the Nigerian Medical Association, Lagos State chapter.
He said, “If you notice, the strike has been called by the national association, and each state association is compelled to comply irrespective of what is happening in their respective states. In Lagos States, we take the medical fraternity very seriously; we’ve tried to address all the issues.
“Lagos is doing quite well in terms of meeting the demands of our colleagues, but we are part of a country. The doctors in Lagos are out on strike in sympathy with their national association and that is their right to do that, but we are doing our best and the governor is very serious about the situation.
“We are doing our best always, not because of the strike; we’ve always been engaging with medical associations. We are sympathetic to their cause, their grievances and we are addressing them one by one.”