The Association of Resident Doctors, University College Hospital, Ibadan called off their 105-day old indefinite strike action against the hospital management. A decision reached due to the intervention of the South West ace politician, Olusegun Obasanjo.
The President of the chapter, Lukman Ogunjimi has finally come open about what happened. He said, “The meeting was facilitated by the first Director of Administration in UCH, Doja Adewolu, who is an Egba High Chief. He was concerned that patients were suffering while the strike continued, just as we were concerned also.
“The President of the Association of Resident Doctors in the UCH; Lagos University Teaching Hospital; Yaba Psychiatric Hospital; Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta; Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria; medical elders and Chief Medical Directors in all the hospitals were present at the meeting.
” The former president played a fatherly role and persuaded us to return to work while negotiation continues with the hospitals’ managements.”
Many other centers are begining to call off the strike action in their centers, yet a few like NAUTH, UNTH, UUTH and FMC Owerri.