Delayed Salaries : LUTH Resident Doctors Stage Protest - 4 years ago
It was a tense atmosphere at the gates of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Ara as the three main entrance gates of the hospitals were put under lock by the armed policemen following a protest by the health workers over unpaid salaries. The protest march which occurred , May 24, 2017, was staged by the members of the Joint House unions and the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) over the delayed salaries of its members. It was gathered that the entrance to the hospital was locked following an order from the Chief Security Officer of the facility in order to prevent the protesters from gaining entrance into the hospital facility. Speaking on the incident, the President of the LUTH chapter of the Association of Resident Doctors, Dr. Adebayo Sekumade, explained to Eyes Of Lagos that the doctors held the protest over unpaid salaries, poor working conditions and other grievances within the hospital. Dr. Sekumade lamented the poor, deteriorating state of the hospital adding that there are no materials such as needles, syringes, latex gloves, adequate power supply and more for doctors to work with. The group however appealed to the Federal and State governments to intervene and resolve the matter in order to prevent industrial disharmony.