On Monday, resident doctors at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja embarked on a three-day warning strike, following the failure of the state government to recruit more house officers and resident doctors.
The President, Association of Resident Doctors, LASUTH, Dr. Balogun Fatai said the strike was total, involving both emergency and clinical operations in the hospital. He said that in spite of the agitations of the association and its meetings with the government and management officials, there were no signs that new resident doctors would be engaged in the hospital.
"Although, some House Officers are reporting for work, they are not enough to call off the strike because the resident doctors that form the hub of the work force of the hospital have yet to resume duty.
We are made to know that the governor has not yet given the approval as expected; that is what is stalling the recruitment of new doctors in the hospital.
That is why we are embarking on a three-day warning strike, which is total; no member of the association will attend to patients during the strike,'' he said.