The Association of Resident Doctors of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology [LAUTECH] teaching hospital, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, has vowed not to call off its on-going indefinite withdrawal of services until the state government commences allocations of full subventions and adequate funds, alongside unflinching political will.
This is contained in a press release issued and signed by the association’s president, Dr. Sebastine Oiwoh, and the General Secretary, Dr. Ayobami Alabi.
The release called for the immediate stoppage of all attempts by management of the hospital to casualise doctors, adding that the association will resist this vehemently as it is unacceptable to the noble profession, despite repeated warnings by the Nigerian Medical Association ( NMA). It stated that plans have reached an advanced stage to implement the dangerous and diabolical policy.
The association also demanded an immediate reversal of the salary of its members in the teaching hospital to what is obtainable in federal teaching hospitals, as is stipulated in the edict of the health institution, and not the demeaning and paltry 28 percent currently being paid since January 2016 salary.
”We are being owed over eleven months salaries. Our indefinite withdrawal of services enters day six today. This action was after exhausting all means of dialogue with several ultimatum shifted for the sake of our patients, populace and for the good of the hospital,” he said.