Medical doctors in Lagos State have agreed to suspend the three-day warning strike which they embarked upon on Monday, July 13.
A statement signed and released by the Chairman, Medical Guild Representative Council, Dr Oluwajimi Sodipo, this evening Wednesday, July 15, says the doctors decided to call off the strike after it held a virtual meeting with the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Oba of Lagos, HRM Oba Rilwan Akinolu, and some other stakeholders.
According to the statement, all doctors have agreed to resume work tomorrow Thursday, July 16. The statement reads
“The 3 days warning strike should be suspended and work resume by 8am on Thursday 16th July, 2020. The officers committee should continue to engage relevant government agencies on all the issues that precipitated the strike action.
The officers committee should call for congress to update on the progress of negotiations.
The government should demonstrate sincerity and commitment during the negotiation in order to avert unnecessary and preventable crisis in the health sector of Lagos state.”
The doctors embarked on the strike over the wage disparity between the Federal and Lagos state doctors, COVID-19 Hazard allowances and inducement allowances MOU approved by the Federal Government, non-payment of doctors working in isolation centre as well as unceremoniously disengagement of doctors in the isolation centres without recourse to their welfare.