The Association of Resident Doctors, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) chapter, has commenced a three-day warning strike over the stopping of “skipping policy” for doctors working at the hospital.
LUTH ARD Chairman, Moronkola Ramon on Monday explained that skipping is a policy whereby doctors were given double promotion, and that the management granted the same privileges to other health workers in the hospital, Punch reports.
“We gave the management a seven-day ultimatum to implement skipping for doctors as it used to,” Ramon said.
“We also served the 21-day notice needed for us to proceed on an indefinite action if they failed to implement the policy. If they do not after this strike, we will consider an indefinite strike. However, we will be providing emergency services to avert unnecessary loss of lives.”
Ramon further expressed that he wondered why LUTH was yet to comply with the agreement that the Federal Government had with its national body, the Nigerian Medical Association.
He stated that the strike was in compliance with the directive from the association‘s national body.