Ondo Doctors suspend warning strike over assault on member

Ondo Doctors suspend warning strike over assault on member

Members of the Association of Resident Doctors, University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital have suspended their two-day warning strike.

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According to a statement issued by the President of the association, John Matthew, on Thursday, the strike was suspended following the intervention of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Health, Francis Faduyile.

Recall the doctors had on Wednesday embarked on a two-day warning strike following an alleged assault on their colleague simply identified as Dr.

Sayo, a medical officer at the Accident and Emergency Department of the hospital, while discharging his duty.

The quick intervention of operatives of Amotekun Corps saved the doctor from being injured.

The statement reads: “This is to inform you that the two day warning strike embarked upon by members of our association yesterday, 9th February 9, 2022 has been suspended and our members are back to work at 8am today, 10th Feb, 2022.

“This decision is borne out of the assurances of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Health to, among other things, address the immediate and remote cause of the barbaric act of assault against doctors and other healthcare workers in our institution.

“The congress, while appreciating efforts of the management at apprehending and prosecuting the accused person demands that all measures must be put in place to protect healthcare workers in course of their of duties and also see to it that other issues raised are promptly treated in the interest of all.

“We assure you of our continued support and commitment to the peace and growth of our institution”.

“We implore the state government to employ more doctors to address the problem.

We also want the government to provide adequate security in the hospital premises”.

He urged the state government led by governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to boost the welfare of the doctors by paying their salaries regularly.

MTO/Punch

 
 
Ondo Doctors suspend warning strike over assault on member

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