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Groups warn LUTH over doctors’ salary arrears


The Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) has warned the management of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) to pay the three months salaries of doctors or face action.

It said that salaries of over 600 doctors had been withheld since August 2018, while other hospital workers had been paid, which he said was brewing crisis in the hospital.

Speaking to journalists yesterday at the Consultants’ Lounge, LUTH, the chairman of MDCAN, LUTH chapter, Dr. Babatunde Bamigboye, stressed that the frequency of doctors’ industrial actions in the hospital drastically reduced because of the conscious effort by the body of doctors, being mindful of the collateral damages that come with such action.

According to him, while the medical body sought explanation for the discriminatory payment, the management of the hospital, the Federal Ministry of Health and Federal Ministry of Finance officials gave conflicting reports, adding that there had been no official step taken so far to resolve the problem.

“What then is expected of a young house officer who by the end of this month will be owed three months salaries, the resident doctors whose families rely on for their welfare and who also have their examinations to finance?” he lamented.

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