- Doctors in Lagos state are set to embark on a 3-day warning strike
- According to doctors under the Medical Guild, the strike is over issues that affect their safety and welfare
- The chairman of the guild, Dr. Oluwajimi Sodipo noted that doctors working in isolation centres are exempted
Despite the coronavirus pandemic raving the country, medical doctors in Lagos state under the aegis of the Medical Guild are set to embark on a 3-day warning strike from Monday, July 13.
The action is being taken by doctors in the guild who are under the employment of the Lagos state government over issues that affect their safety and welfare.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the chairman of the guild, Dr. Oluwajimi Sodipo at a briefing also said doctors working in coronavirus isolation centres are exempted from the strike.
According to Sodipo, the guild had extended the two weeks ultimatum issued to the state government, after the expiration of its initial 21 days to resolve issues.
He went on to note that the grace period was given to the government to meet 70% of the doctors’ demands in order to avoid the strike.
However, the council observed that some of the demands were unresolved by Lagos government, adding that the wage disparity between the federal and state doctors is not being given the necessary attention.
The chairman also stressed that the issues of doctors getting infected and re-infected was not getting the right amount of attention from the government..
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that about fifty-eight Nigerian doctors were on Friday, July 10, stopped by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) from traveling to the United Kingdom.
It was reported that the doctors had concluded plans to leave via a chartered flight from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos for a training programme in London.
However, the immigration service in a tweet explained that the flight was blocked because the doctors had no entry visas to the United Kingdom.
From the tweets, NIS further said a valid visa is a basic requirement for international travels according to Section 17 of the Immigration Act, 2015.
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