Lagos State Doctors on Sunday 12th July, announced that they are embarking on a three day warning strike following the failure of the state government to meet their demands.
Oluwajimi Sodipo, Chairman of Medical Guild, an association of Medical Doctors under the employment of the Lagos State Government, said the strike which would run from July 13 to 16 will exempt members working in the state’s COVID-19 isolation centres.
The doctors disclosed that they are embarking on the strike over the wage disparity between the Federal and Lagos state doctors, COVID-19 Hazard allowances and inducement allowances MOU approved by the Federal Government, non-payment of doctors working in isolation centre as well as unceremoniously disengagement of doctors in the isolation centres without recourse to their welfare.
According to Sodipo, the guild had extended the two weeks ultimatum issued to the state government, after the expiration of its initial 21 days to resolve issues.
He went on to note that the grace period was given to the government to meet 70% of the doctors’ demands in order to avoid the strike.
However, the council observed that some of the demands were unresolved by Lagos government, adding that the wage disparity between the federal and state doctors is not being given the necessary attention.
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The chairman also stressed that the issues of doctors getting infected and re-infected was not getting the right amount of attention from the government.