COVID-19: Ondo doctors withdraw due to ‘lack of human face’

COVID-19: Ondo doctors withdraw due to ‘lack of human face’

 

Members of the National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners (NAGGMDP) Ondo State have withdrawn their services from COVID-19 Isolation centres in the state, due to ‘lack of human face’.

 

According to a statement issued by Secretary, NAGGMDP Ondo State branch, Dr Olasakinju T.J, the government intervention lacks a human face.



The association directed its members to withdraw their services from the states’ Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) from Monday, 6th July 2020.

 

This directive, according to Olasakinju became imperative due to ‘government’s failure to meet their demands.’

COVID-19: Ondo doctors withdraw due to 'lack of human face'
COVID-19: Ondo doctors withdraw due to ‘lack of human face’

It would be recalled that the union had on Wednesday 24th June 2020 withdrawn the services of its members working in the employment of the State following the ‘failure of Government to accede to their demands.’

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The statement said, “We had through the Congress requested that our members who are the COVID-19 specialists in the Infectious Disease Hospital Akure to continue to work till Thursday morning, 2nd July 2020 in the interest of the general public and particularly confirmation of the COVID-19 Status of Mr Governor.



“It is however imperative that our members be withdrawn immediately (from midnight today 6th July 2020) due to lack of human face expected from the government. We are pained to have been made to do as such,” the statement read.

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