The Association Resident Doctors, Lagos State Chapter has suspended its three days warning strike.
The Chairman of the Medical Guild Representative, Dr Oluwajimin Sodipo, made this known in an interview with reporters on Wednesday. He said the decision to halt the strike was to allow further talks with the state government on their demands.
Sodipo added that his colleagues would resume tomorrow (Thursday) morning as a show of faith to the government and the commitment of the doctors to their work.
Sodipo said the doctors agreed to call off the strike after it held a virtual meeting with stakeholders including the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Oba of Lagos, HRM Oba Rilwan Akinolu, amongst others.
He said the doctors observed “positive change in attitude” amongst relevant government agencies.
The doctors’ resolutions read, “The 3 days warning strike should be suspended and work resume by 8am on Thursday 16th July, 2020.
“The officers’ committee should continue to engage relevant government agencies on all the issues that precipitated the strike action.
“The officers’ committee should call for congress to update on the progress of negotiations.
“The government should demonstrate sincerity and commitment during the negotiation in order to avert unnecessary and preventable crisis in the health sector of Lagos state.”
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the doctors had on Monday embarked on a warning strike over wage disparity between the federal government doctors and their state counterparts.
Others are non-payment of hazard allowance, disengagement of doctors at the isolation centres and two months salary arrears.