Doctors strike in Sagamu is politically motivated – Governor Abiodun
The Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun has described the resident doctors at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu as irresponsible for embarking on a strike and requesting for wage increase.
The residents doctor in OOUTH had earlier embarked on strike action over the way the state government had been handling the welfare of doctors, however, the Governor chastised them saying their action is politically motivated.
He said he found the decision to go on strike shocking, disturbing and a breach of trust.
“Surprisingly, over the weekend, I was informed that they had begun a warning strike. I found this very irresponsible that any set of doctors at this point in time, in the history of this nation and this state, after having sat down with the government at the highest level,” Governor Abiodun said, according to the Punch.
“I find it difficult to believe that when we are all putting our thinking caps on, trying to figure out what to do and how to do it, any set of people will be irresponsibly requesting for a wage increase. And these set of people are people that we have entrusted our health to at a point like this. I am very disappointed, I think, that is what I will say for now.
“I am beginning to wonder and it is being speculated that this may actually have political inclinations, these people may be politically sponsored. I am yet to believe it but at this point in time, anything is believable. If you see people who are educated, people who went to medical school, people who graduated, whose charge is to look after people, that is what they are charged for; that is what should be paramount to them not money, and we have done our best.
“I authorised the use of PPE to them, face mask and everything. I increased their hazard allowance by 300 per cent.”