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‘Ill-luck’ for patients as Lagos doctors down tools Monday



Doctors in Lagos under the employment of the state government have threatened to embark on an indefinite strike beginning from Monday March 16th.

Announcing the move, chairman of the Medical Guild, Dr. Biyi Kufo, said that it was agreed upon due to the action of the state government, which they accused of withholding their May 2012 as well as August/September 2014 salaries.

It would be recalled that the doctors had embarked on a three-day warning strike in February to protest the non-payment of their wages.

He lamented, that government ignored all our efforts to resolve the matter without a strike, and only invited the body to talk when they threatened a strike.

According to him, “There has been little in terms of a positive response from the administration since the warning strike was concluded.

“Since resolution was not achieved at the end of this period, members of the guild should proceed on an indefinite strike from Monday the 16th of March, 2015. However, emergency services will be provided in all the hospitals during the action.”

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