Lagos - Resident doctors at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, assured patients already admitted that house officers and consultants will attend to them as the doctors strike lasted.
The branch president of the local National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Dr Omojowolo Olubunmi, gave patients the assurance in Lagos.
Olubunmi said that the consultants and house officers will attend topatients during the three-day nation-wide warning strike and during LUTH resident doctors’ local strike.
"The emergency department is shutdown; all departments in the hospital, all resident doctors are not working.
"The only thing is that for patients that are already in the hospital, we have to show a human face. That’s why we said that the house officers can work in conjunction with the consultants.
Olubunmi said that after the national body's three days warning strike, LUTH resident doctors would continue with the strike to press for the implementation of all outstanding local demands.
He said that the LUTH branch of the association had in April held a three-day warning strike on the issues which the management had yet to address.
The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), through its National President, Dr Jibril Abdullahi, had on May 27, announced that the doctors would begin a three-day warning strike on Monday.
Abdullahi said at a news conference in Abuja that their grievances were based on residency training and re-integration of the doctors into the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).
Other demands included payment of three months’ salary arrears owed doctors in the Federal Medical Centre, Owerri and the implementation of the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure (CONMESS).
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