Psychiatric doctors at Yaba hospital embark on indefinite strike

Psychiatric Doctors at Yaba Hospital embark on indefinite strike

Resident Doctors at the Federal Neuro – psychiatric  Hospital Yaba have embarked on an indefinite strike action.

The industrial action was embarked upon following a resolution reached at a congress of the Association which held on the 31st  of July , 2019.

The medical practitioners complained of a rising exodus of doctors which has led to a lack of resident doctors to attend to the patient’s who throng the facility daily as well as poor condition of service.

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In a statement issued by the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) at the Federal Neuro – psychiatric  Hospital Yaba (FNPHY) and signed by its president,
this  decision was made following  failure of the hospital management under the leadership of the medical  director (Dr. Ogun) to employ more Resident Doctors to reduce extreme  workload on the few doctors that are left to cater to the multitudes  of patients who throng the hospital premises on a daily basis.

According to the statement, about 40 doctors  exited the hospital within the past 5years , yet only 15 doctors have been employed  within this same period.

This has created a severe manpower crisis that has affected  service delivery to patients. The helpless doctors are consequently over-worked, succumbing to stress-related illnesses.

Other  issues currently  bedeviling the hospital  include an unduely prolonged  WATER CRISIS and poor state of  infrastructures and facilities , particularly  at the oshodi annex of the Hospital.

These   are the   reasons for   which the Doctors, who have vowed not  to resume duties until  new Doctors  are employed ,  have  resorted  to this line  of action , and  are hereby using  this opportunity to  call on well-meaning Nigerians  to prevail on the Medical Director and the Ministry of health to do the  needful.”

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