Ogun Gov Replaces Resident Doctors with Volunteers Amid Strike

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Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun has shunned striking resident doctors working at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) Isolation Centre, Sagamu, by replacing them with volunteer doctors.

The resident doctors working at the Ogun state COVID-19 Isolation Centre joined their colleagues last week in the ongoing strike, which commenced on 1 July, 2020 to express their displeasure at the failure of the government to meet their welfare demands.

Dapo Abiodun, Governor of Ogun State
Dapo Abiodun, Governor of Ogun State

No sooner had the resident doctors at the Ogun State Centre joined the strike than they were replaced.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker, said: “Only two doctors at the isolation centre are Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) members.

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“They have been replaced by other doctors who are happy to serve the people of Ogun State by volunteering at the isolation centre.”

The Secretary, ARD, OOUTH, Dr Tope Osundara, confirmed the replacement, adding that the doctors were hopeful that the government would call for a meeting this week.

 

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