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The Association of Resident Doctors at Osun State University Teaching Hospital has begun a three-day warning strike over insecurity around the hospital.
The Union announced the strike in a circular obtained by PremiumTimes and jointly signed by the president, Solomon Ilori and Secretary, Felix Olaomi.
“In view of the depressing lack of security in the hospital, the association has to withdraw all forms of clinical activities in the hospital, except for patients already on admission for the period of three days as we reconvene in a few days’ time to take further action.”
According to the statement, the union concluded to embark on the warning strike after an emergency general meeting held on Thursday.
”EGM (Emergency General Meeting) noted that the protection of lives and properties of our members and hospital staff appear not to be on the priority list of the Hospital Management. The hospital is so porous that workers are easily exposed to life-threatening attacks from hoodlums”.
The Union urged the hospital management to look into the issue and find lasting solution to insecurity threats posed to its members.
“The EGM demands that there should be an immediate provision of (a) armoured Tank, (b)presence of trained security officers (c) Security Post at both entrances of the hospital i.e. Ajegunle entrance and Idi-Seke entrance.
“There should be immediate organisation and re-organisation of the security structure in the hospital to forestall recurrence of unpleasant and life-threatening attacks on hospital staff while discharging their duties. These should include (a) routine surveillance (b) continuous dissemination of security information to members of staff among others.
“The Hospital Management should set up a Hospital-Based Security Committee that will appraise and assess the security structures in the hospital on a periodic basis. The EGM demands that our members should be an integral part of this Committee.
“There should be training and re-training of the security personnel in the hospital premise. That the visitors’ inflow and outflow in and out of the hospital should be closely checked henceforth.”
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