26 Mar 2015

Lagos doctors suspend strike

The strike by doctors working for the Lagos State Government which began on March 16 has been suspended.

Full services are to resume from 8am on Thursday, March 26.

According to the Secretary of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Lagos State chapter, Dr. Babajide Saheed, the suspension of the strike came after what he described as a ”fruitful meeting” between Lagos State Government officials and the Lagos doctors on Tuesday.

Following its congress on Wednesday, the NMA and Medical Guild have set up a committee to ensure the implementation of government promises which include the payment of the withheld salaries.

Public hospitals in Lagos were shut following disagreement over issues which include alleged engagement of doctors as casual workers; the suspension of the training of resident doctors in the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) and the withholding of doctors’ salaries for May 2012 and between August and September 2014, over the doctors’ involvement in an industrial action.

Credit: Channels

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