In spite of the Coronavirus pandemic raving the country, medical doctors in Lagos have embarked on a three day warning strike, following the failure of the state government to meet their demands.
Oluwajimi Sodipo, Chairman of Medical Guild (an association of Medical Doctors under the employment of the Lagos State Government), said the strike which would run from 13 to 16 July, will exempt members working in the state’s Coronavirus isolation centres.
The doctors disclosed that they are embarking on the strike over the wage disparity between the Federal and Lagos State doctors, COVID-19 Hazard allowances and inducement allowances MOU approved by the federal government, non-payment of doctors working in isolation centres as well as unceremonious disengagement of doctors in the isolation centres without recourse to their welfare.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that about fifty-eight Nigerian doctors were on Friday, 10 July 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.