OOUTH doctors call off strike

Resident doctors with Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, OOUTH, Sagamu, Ogun State, have called off their indefinite strike.

The doctors under the aegis of the Association of Resident Doctors, ARD, had on September 2, embarked on an indefinite strike to register their displeasure with what they termed “serious decline in work force without replacement”.

A statement issued by the Secretary of the association in OOUTH, Dr Ajose Oluwafemi, in Abeokuta on Tuesday, said they reached the decision to suspend the strike at an emergency general meeting on Monday night.

According to the statement, the doctors decided to return to work as a mark of honour to the state governor, Dapo Abiodun who has approved the immediate employment of resident doctors and other health workers in the teaching hospital.

The doctors thanked the governor for his quick response and intervention.

The statement read: “The Congress of the ARD, OOUTH, Sagamu, appreciates the kind gesture of His Excellency, Gov. Dapo Abiodun, for his quick response and intervention in the issues affecting the teaching hospital and other healthcare facilities in the state.

“To this end, we have suspended our indefinite strike in honour of the governor.

“We appreciate also, the administrative panel set up by the governor to look into the issues affecting the growth of the teaching hospital.

“We want to assure the hospital management, the state government and members of the public that we shall not relent in the discharge of our duties and our agitation for an international standard health care system and delivery in Ogun state.’’

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