Resident doctors, working at the Corona Virus treatment and isolation centre at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Ogun State have joined the ongoing doctors’ strike.
This information is confirmed in a statement signed and released on Wednesday by the president of the Association of Resident Doctors in Sagamu, Popoola Mutiu and the secretary, Osundara Tope.
The resident doctors, following the instructions from the association left the isolation centre.
It read, “Since the government has chosen to simply rub the issues without any form of real commitment, our members working at the COVID – 19 Isolation Centre will henceforth join the Industrial action.
“We expect the government not to dethrone reasoning or shirk from responsibility expected of a considerate, sincere and truthful government. We call on Ogun State government not to leave us up a creek without a paddle.
“Our service to the people should not be abridged by the ineptitude of the government. We work for the common good and sound health of the people of Ogun State.” The statement read in part.
It further added that the show of no concerns by the government to its members’ welfare does not benefit the principal of justice, equity and transparency expected.
The association which comprise Resident Doctors, Medical Officers and House Officers had begun an indefinite strike in July 1, but exempted its members at the isolation centre. However, the association in this statement has called all members to join in the industrial action.