The President, Association of Resident Doctors at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Dr Azeez Ojekunle, has said the body will continue its strike despite reaching an agreement with the state government.
Ojekunle said this in an interview on Tuesday.
He stated, “Our national body declared the strike; it alone has the right to call it off. The state government has laid down templates to respond to the issues on the ground and the gesture is welcomed.
“There are promises to implement the agreement as soon as feasible. We trust the words of the governor; he is a man of integrity and we hope that our trust will not be betrayed.
“The final decision lies with the congress of the LASUTH ARD; we will be meeting soon.”
Also, the Chairman of the Medical Guild, Dr Oluwajimi Sodipo, told our correspondent on Tuesday that the union would work with relevant state government agencies for prompt implementation of the agreements.
He said, “The demands have been met; we appreciate the state governor for his intervention on the issues. What we are now pushing for is to officially inform our members about the decision. We are going to be working with the relevant state government agencies for the prompt implementation of the agreement. The Medical Guild members met last Saturday and there were concerns that we might embark on an industrial action if things were not resolved, but we are happy that the governor has intervened.”
The Lagos State Government had on Monday met with some executive members of the Medical Guild and the LASUTH ARD to forestall the collapse of the health system in the state.
The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, in a statement, said the government had performed its duties to the doctors, hence the strike was unnecessary.Follow us on social media