Resident Doctors in Osun Ignore Strike

Despite the declaration of the Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, to begin an indefinite strike today, normal activities have continued at public hospitals in Ilesa.

Radio Nigeria visited the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Wesley Guild and Osun State Hospital Management Board, Ilaje, Ilesa reports that doctors and other health officers were attending to patients.

Doctors and nurses were seen doing ward-round as early as 7:00am today at Wesley Guild Hospital.

 An attempt to speak with a medical officer on why the directive had not been followed proved abortive as they were fully engaged with the patients.

 One of the health officers at General Hospital who did not want her name mentioned could not confirm the development, but said she would have been notified if the directive would be followed.

In an interview with a patient relative, mrs Obileye said she would have been disappointed seriously should the medical officers refuse to work.

Mrs Obileye however urged government to accede to their demands, noting that this would continue to guarantee smooth running of the medical facility.

Temitope Mosadomi


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