OOUTH Doctors Call Off 8-day Strike

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Doctors under the aegis of the Association of Resident Doctors, ARD, in Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu in Ogun have called off their indefinite strike.

The Secretary of ARD in OOUTH, Dr Ajose Oluwafemi, made this known in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta on Tuesday. He said that Doctors under the aedis of the Association of Resident Doctors, who on the 2nd of Sep embarked on an indefinite strike, have resolved to suspend the indefinite strike.

The doctors embarked on the strike on the basis that the hospital had been understaffed and requested that more staffs be employed.

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In the statement, the doctor convened to the public that the decision of the Association to suspend the 8-day indefinite strike was made in honour of the Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, for his approval for the immediate employment of resident doctors and other health workers in the teaching hospital.

“The Congress of the ARD, OOUTH, Sagamu, appreciates the kind gesture of His Excellency, Gov. Dapo Abiodun, for his quick response and intervention in the issues affecting the teaching hospital and other healthcare facilities in the state.

“To this end, we have suspended our indefinite strike in honour of the governor. “We appreciate also, the administrative panel set up by the governor to look into the issues affecting the growth of the teaching hospital.

“We want to assure the hospital management, the state government and members of the public that we shall not relent in the discharge of our duties and our agitation for an international standard health care system and delivery in Ogun state.’’

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