Patients Lament As LASUTH Doctors Down Tools
If you have an appointment with the doctor at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, do not bother to go.
The doctors are on strike for three days.
“I have a problem with my tooth. I came here two months ago and I was told to come back today (Tuesday). Now I hear that the doctors are on strike. I am still waiting and hoping that I will be attended to. The toothache is becoming too much for me to bear.”
That is the predicament of a patient as he lamented the ongoing strike by resident doctors of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.
Patients, who had booked appointments at the hospital, Ikeja, were stranded on Tuesday as resident doctors continued their three-day warning strike.
At the dental clinic, some of the patients said that they were not aware of the ongoing strike.
From the General Out-Patient Department to other clinics, the patients were given new dates for their appointments as many of the consulting rooms were empty.
At the Urology Clinic, a long queue of patients was seen and most of them were elderly people.
One of them, who spoke with our correspondent on the condition of anonymity, appealed to the Lagos State Government to meet the demands of the resident doctors and spare the sick unnecessary suffering.
The resident doctors had threatened to embark on a three-day warning strike as a result of the state government’s failure to employ enough house officers and residents doctors at the hospital.