Prof. Chris Bode, the Chief Medical Director of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) in Lagos, on Friday said that the hospital was open to patients as the hospital was not on strike.
Bode said this during the press briefing organised by LUTH management to address the workers’ protest on May 24.
He said that LUTH was being run efficiently to deliver healthcare services in spite of the protest, adding that over 3000 workers of the hospital were at their duty posts.
“Despite the unsuccessful attempts by a group of disgruntled elements to disrupt our operations, our staff stood resolutely against the forces of retrogression.
“Two days ago, about a dozen workers of this institution tried to infiltrate the clinical space with miscreants and cause mayhem within the hospital.
“The several allegations made by this group are either baseless with ulterior motives, but we will continue to work.
“I will like to assure the nation that LUTH will continue to provide efficient and uninterrupted services to everybody in the country,” Bode said.
He appealed to those who were hell bent on service disruption to obey extant rules of engagement which recognised hospital and hospital workers as essential services workers.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that LUTH workers on Wednesday, May 24, staged a one-day peaceful protest demanding for improved condition of service and facilities.
NAN also reports that the workers are asking the management to address their promotion arrears, shortage of staff and other rights.