Lagos - The strike embarked upon by doctors in the service of Lagos State government has no doubt, negatively impacted in the delivery of healthcare services in the state and has brought untold hardship on the people. Comfort Umoren writes
Sequel to the doctors’ strike in Lagos State, most of the general hospitals in the state are devoid of doctors even though there are many sick persons ranging from pregnant women to sick infants, accident victims and elderly patients to be attended to. The strike, which is as a result of the demand by Lagos doctors’ to the state government to increase their wages first started as a warning strike before they embarked on the strike proper.
Going round some state hospitals in the city of Lagos, THISDAY gathered that before the commencement of the strike, most of the patients admitted were discharged, some others referred to private hospitals or given a later date thereby, leaving the hospital almost empty.
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