Some members of Resident Doctors at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital (LAUTECH) Osogbo have been sacked.
The Chief Medical Director of LAUTECH, Prof. Akeem Lasisi, who confirmed this said the doctors were relieved of their appointment because they had overstayed the duration of their residency programme.
He explained that the sack followed a forensic audit carried out in the hospital, adding that it was not targeted at the resident doctors alone.
“The sacking has nothing to do with the strike embarked upon by the ARD since Sept. 28, 2015,” he said.
However, the President of the Association of Resident Doctors in the hospital, Dr. Adeyinka Owolabi, insists that the sack was linked to the current industrial action by members of his association.
Doctors at the hospital have been on strike for more than seven months over issues relating to unpaid salaries among others.
He thereby urged President Muhammadu Buhari and well meaning Nigerians to prevail on the state governor to meet their demands to avoid a collapse of healthcare delivery in the state.
Owolabi, who alleged blackmail and victimisation of his members, however, maintained that the current strike would continue until all pending issues are resolved.
He said that previous attempts by some stakeholders, within and outside the state to resolve the issues, had failed.
By Adeyinka Aremu Osogbo