Lagos doctors to begin three days warning strike on Monday

Doctors employed by the Government of Lagos State will be going on a three days warning strike, beginning from Monday 13th July.

The Chairman of the Medical Guild, Lagos, Dr Oluwajimi Sodipo, disclosed this at a briefing on Sunday 12th July.

He said that the doctors are embarking on the strike because the ultimatum given to the Lagos State Government have expired.

He stated:

“Following the emergency congress of the Medical Guild held on June 27, we resolved that the previous 21 days ultimatum given to the state government be extended by a further two weeks during which representative council meeting should be held to review the resolutions of the congress and activate the three -day warning strike if 70 per cent of the Guild’s demands are not met.”

Sodipo also said that the demands of the Guild include the wage disparity between the federal and Lagos doctors.

“The issues of COVID-19 hazard allowance and inducement allowances MOU approved by the federal government to her doctors have not been approved by the Lagos State Government to her doctors.

“The doctors working in the COVID-19 isolation centres are still being owed two months’ salaries which have remained unpaid at the moment. They are also being unceremoniously disengaged without recourse to their welfare.

“The issue of shortage of doctors in the health facilities are yet to be resolved and with no substantive action taken by the state government t resolve the issue,” Sodipo said.