40 doctors dumped LAUTECH Teaching Hospital in one year – ARD
The Association of Resident Doctors of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Osun State, says no fewer than 40 medical doctors have left the employment of the hospital in the past one year.
A statement by the President of the association, Dr Ayodeji Ogungbemi, on Sunday blamed the situation on poor remuneration, unpleasant working environment, among others
The ARD president said doctors in the hospital were among the least paid resident doctors in the South-West, while adding that members of the association were not paid according to their cadre since year 2014.
Ogungbemi also claimed that some departments in the hospital had been shut due to inadequate manpower, just as some other departments were also struggling to meet up with their required services.
To prevent industrial unrest in the hospital, Ogungbemi demanded “appropriate level placing of the staff with full financial backing and immediate implementation of the 2019 CONMESS as is being done by other sister institutions in the South-West and the country.
“Payment of COVID-19 special allowance and improved hazard allowance, while the government must ensure a group life insurance for our members and domesticate Medical Residency Training Act.”
The Osun State Commissioner for Health, Dr Rafiu Isamotu, could not be immediately reached for comment.
The commissioner had yet to respond to a text message sent to him on the matter as of the time of filing the report.
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