Resident doctors at the Osun State University Teaching Hospital have embarked on 72 hours the strike over a lack of adequate security in the hospital complex.
The resident doctors in a statement issued after an impromptu meeting on Friday, signed by the President, Doctor Ilori S. O. disclosed that the association of resident doctors at the hospital decided to withdraw its service over the constant attack on the staff of the hospital.
According to the ARD leadership, “The rate and impact of unprovoked attacks on our members are alarming, depressive and dangerous. Within the last 2 months, there have been repeated records of at least four dreadful attacks on our members. Some individuals with intentions to cause physical harm and maim, unleashed unprovoked attacks on hospital staff, were unchecked for more than 40 minutes on Thursday, 28 July 2022.”
The resident doctors had demanded an Armoured Personnel Carrier, the presence of trained security officers, a security post at both entrances of the hospital, and immediate organization of security structure in the hospital to forestall recurrence.
“Given the depressing lack of security in the hospital, members of our Association have been asked to withdraw all forms of emergency and clinical services in the Hospital except for patients already on admission for the next 72 hours when there shall be another Emergency meeting -EGM of our Association to re-assess the security structure in the hospital”, the statement revealed.