LUTH doctors to begin strike tomorrow

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), will go on strike on Monday, 2nd June. This was announced by the association on Saturday in Lagos.

The main reason for the strike according to the union’s president, were: increase in hospital charges which has led to increased patients’ death, shortage of stationery, inadequate facilities at the hospital, epileptic water supply, dirty environment and shortage of manpower.

All of these, according to the union have adversely affected the output and training of the doctors.

Their other demands are: ‘Discontinuation of fees being charged new resident and house officers for training, issuance of letters stipulating duration of residency training to both old and new residents and the release of the employment list of residents from the outstanding departments.’

The commencement of the strike followed a prior 21 days’ notice to the hospital’s management, which elapsed on the 29th of April.

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