The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro unit, has denied the report in a national newspaper that doctors’ strike had paralysed activities at the hospital
The union, in a statement made available to the Nigerian Tribune and signed by its chairman, Mr Falana Oluyemisi and secretary, Mr Oladejo Olayode, said, “It is important to let the general public know that the only group of persons on strike in the hospital are resident doctors.
“It is also pertinent to inform the general public that the status of resident doctors in any teaching hospital/specialist hospital is studentship.
“There are other qualified healthcare professionals on ground working in the hospital and as such, if any activity has been disrupted, it is only teaching/learning activities of these set of students (resident doctors) that is affected.
“Other activities including clinical, non-clinical, research, administrative and teaching of other healthcare professionals have neither been disrupted nor paralysed.”
The union further stressed that “there are qualified professionals and other cadre of workers available to attend to the pressing needs of the general public as they are committed to the well-being of fellow Nigerians.”