Ismail Afolabi and Ismail Balogun
Medical activities at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Teaching Hospital, Ogbomosho have for the past four months been paralyzed following an indefinite strike embarked upon by the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) of the hospital.
The Medical Doctors have also vowed to continue with the strike until all their demands are fully met by the Oyo State government.
The association in a release issued by the President and Secretary, LAUTECH Teaching Hospital’s chapter, Dr Oloyede Taofeek and Secretary Dr Oiwoh Sebastine respectively stated that the last salary collected by any of its members was in December 2013.
“This is causing untold hardship to the health of the most esteemed Ogbomoso community and environ; undergraduates and postgraduate students of LAUTECH training is affected; researches to serve as benchmark for the care of patients have been put on hold as well.
“This hospital has served to provide specialist care to the people of Ogbomoso and environ and is showing in its three years of existence to be the quintessence of the zenith of health care delivery in Nigeria and worldwide. The good health of the people is our utmost concern and ensuring this is what we like to do,” the statement added.
The association called on the government of Oyo State to pay the four month’s salary to restore normalcy to the hospital.
It also appealed to the state government to provide necessary facilities at the hospital, just as it called for the completion of all uncompleted projects at the hospital.