The Association of Resident Doctors at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OUTH), Ogun state, has suspended services in the COVID–19 isolation centre.
In a statement on Wednesday, the doctors said they decided to withdraw their services from the COVID-19 treatment centre due to the “lack of commitment by the state government”.
Popoola Abiodun, President of the association, and Osundara Tope, the General Secretary, said that the doctors are not pleased with the responses from the government after they embarked on the indefinite strike.
“Our members are no longer at ease with the disposition of the government. Our matters are not hard rocks difficult for Ogun State government to deliquesce,” Abiodun said.
“Since the government has chosen to simply rub the issues without any form of real commitment, our members working at the COVID–19 Isolation Centre will henceforth join the Industrial action.
“We expect the government not to dethrone reasoning or shirk from responsibility expected of a considerate, sincere and truthful government.
“We call on Ogun State government not to leave us up a creek without a paddle. Our service to the people should not be abridged by the ineptitude of the government. We work for the common good and sound health of the people of Ogun State.
“We hereby reiterate our demands appropriate Remuneration for all Residents in OOUTH with entry level of CONMESS 3 step 3, hazard Allowance of 50% of Consolidated Basic Salary for all doctors in OOUTH and continued provision of Adequate PPE for doctors in OOUTH.”