Medical doctors at the Infectious Diseases Hospital, IDH, Akure, Ondo State have stopped attending to patients admitted at the facility. The development followed the increasing figures of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Sunshine State.
The doctors under the aegis of the National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners, NAGGMDP, blamed the state government on the manner at which the COVID-19 pandemic was being handled in the state.
The State Secretary of NAGGMDP, Dr. Olasakinju Tunde, who announced the doctors’ withdrawal of service in a statement made available to the media on Monday, said it was due to the failure of the government to accede to their demands.
The Association hinged its reason on the government’s failure to conclude negotiations on the erstwhile suspended Minimum Wage and Consequential Adjustments already enjoyed by the Non-Medical Staff Since January 2020, inadequate supply of Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) and the general welfare of our members which include Life Insurance for frontline doctors.
Following the non-compliance with the earlier directive, the association directed that “it is imperative that our members be withdrawn immediately (from midnight today 6th July 2020) due to lack of the human face expected from the government.”
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