Doctors In Lagos To Begin Strike This Wednesday

Doctors under the aegis of the Medical Guild are embarking on a 3-day warning strike from Wednesday, April 11 to 13.

This is coming barely one year after the Lagos State Government failed to implement the Consolidated Medical Salary Scale (CONMESS).

The doctors, who appealed to the people of Lagos to prevail on the state government to honour its promise in order to prevent another crisis in the health sector, expressed regrets that the government had reneged on the agreement it earlier had with them.

“During this period, all services will be withdrawn by our members. If need be, in-patients in severe medical conditions during this period may be transferred to hospitals in neighbouring states,” Odusote said.

He added: “One year after the Lagos State government entered into the agreements to implement CONMESS fully and do a downward review of the excessive tax regime, it has refused to implement CONMESS.

“Rather than a downward review of the excessive taxation, in October, 2011, the monthly tax paid by doctors was increased.”

Odusote said members of the executives have held several meetings with the government, presented several documents and wrote several letters of appeal to resolve the outstanding issues in order to prevent a disruption in the industrial peace in the Health Sector

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