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Doctors protest over welfare

Residence Doctors at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, in Kwara state during a protest. Photo: Ali Rabiu (Radio Nigeria).

 Residence Doctors at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital have staged a peaceful protest to press home their demand over better working condition and welfare of their members.

The doctors who matched through major roads within the hospital we’re seen carrying placards with different inscriptions.

Addressing journalists during the protest, the President of the Association of Residence Doctors, at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital Dr Lanre Olosunde said the protest became necessary following the worsening working condition at the hospital.

According to him, the hospital managements have for a long time stopped the recruitment of more doctors to reduce the workload of their members.

He said many of their members were facing health challenges as a result of fatigue.

Dr Lanre explained that the management was also not doing anything to change the situation despite several meetings and promises to the workers.

Reacting on the issue the Head of Corporate Affairs of University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Olabisi Ajiboye assured that the hospital was working to ensure the issues in dispute are resolved peacefully.


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