LUTH Teaching hospital offers skeletal services amidst resident doctors strike

The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of LUTH, Prof. Chris Bode however said the hospital is open and attending to patients.

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Activities at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) have reportedly been paralysed following an indefinite strike embarked by resident doctors.

The strike has lasted over 3 weeks now.

According to The Guardian which visited the hospital, the atmosphere was dull, though other medical workers on ground were seen offering skeletal services.

However, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of LUTH, Prof. Chris Bode said the hospital is open and attending to patients.

He added that all the essential units of the hospital such as X-ray, laboratories, labour wards services, and others have started working.

"The emergency wards are open and doctors in all the essential services are working. We want members of the public to know that LUTH is not shut down, we are still rendering services” he said.

Guardian however reports that some patients complained of sluggish attendance by doctors, while others said doctors are still attending to patients depending on the clinic the patient is visiting and based on appointment.

The Association of Resident Doctors, LUTH chapter, on Monday, June 29, 2015 embarked on an indefinite strike action over what they cited as poor working condition in the institution and inability of the hospital management to implement ‘Skipping Structure Allowance’ to their members as directed by the Federal Government.

 

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