Dec 30 2017
Chairman, Association of Resident Doctors, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Teaching Hospital, Dr Sebastine Oiwoh has reacted to the yesterday’s sack of 256 workers and deployment of 300 other staff of the hospital to state civil service.
Oiwoh who spoke on Thursday described the development as inhuman on the part of government at this festive period.
DAILY POST in a memo obtained on Thursday had reported that no fewer than two hundred and fifty-five (255) workers of LAUTECH Teaching Hospital have been sacked by the management of the institution.
An internal memorandum signed by one A.M Ajiferuke, dated 27th December, 2017, a copy obtained by DAILY POST Thursday morning, confirmed the disengagement of workers of the teaching hospital jointly owned by Oyo and Osun States.
The list also revealed that 299 other workers of the hospital are to be redeployed to the state service, bringing the total of affected workers to 554
But Oiwoh while speaking said the list was more that 255 and 299 as reported.
He gave the figure of those sacked as 256 and those to be deployed to state civil service as 300 instead of 255 and 299 as circulated earlier.
Oiwoh who said they were surprised that no reason was given by the government on the development, noting that the government was behaving as if it were in military regime.
He stressed further that this would be the first time that resident doctors would be redeployed to state service which is against the ethics of the profession.
Oiwoh said the management said those affected should go to Osogbo and pick their redeployment letter on January 2nd, 2018.
He said “They cannot transfer or redeploy resident doctors, what they can do is that, if there is shortage of equipment where the doctor is working, he can be taken to a hospital that has equipment and later back to his base but not that they would be redeployed to state service.
“Most of the people affected are the pioneer staffs of the teaching hospital. Those that were redeployed is a plan by the state government to frustrate them out of service.
“But we are going to take all necessary actions to fight against this injustice”.
However, all efforts made by DAILY POST to get Commissioner for Health in Oyo State Dr. Abdulazeez Adeduntan to speak on the matter proved to be abortive as calls put through to his mobile phone were not answered.