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COVID-19: Medical doctors abandon sufferers in Ondo

Osagie Otabor, Akure

Medical docs on the Ondo Infectious Illness Hospital (IDH) underneath the auspices of the Nationwide Affiliation of Authorities Normal Medical and Dental Practitioners (NAGGMDP) have stopped attending to sufferers.

The Ondo IDH is the place sufferers that examined constructive for infectious illness like lassa fever and coronavirus are handled.

State Secretary of NAGGMDP, Dr. Olasakinju Tunde, who introduced the docs’ withdrawal of service in an announcement, mentioned it was attributable to failure of Authorities to accede to their calls for.

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Amongst their calls for have been alleged authorities failure to conclude negotiations on the erstwhile suspended Minimal Wage and Consequential Changes already loved by the Non-Medical Employees Since January 2020, insufficient provide of non-public protecting equipments (PPE) and the final welfare of our members which embody Life Insurance coverage for Frontline docs.

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In response to the assertion: “We had by the Congress requested that our members who’re the COVID19 specialists within the Infectious Illness Hospital Akure to proceed to work until Thursday morning, 2nd July 2020 within the curiosity of most of the people and significantly affirmation of the COVID19 Standing of Mr. Governor.

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“It’s nevertheless crucial that our members be withdrawn instantly (from midnight at present sixth July 2020) attributable to lack of the human face anticipated from the federal government.

“We’re pained to have been made to do as such.”

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