The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, has stated that doctors are working despite the ongoing strike by the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU).
NARD president, Salami Ajibola, told newsmen on Wednesday in Lagos that the doctors were working to ensure that the hospital was not grounded.
According to him, the doctors have put in place strategies including: measuring the vitals of patients and using plain sheets for recording purposes.
“LASUTH is working as much as possible; we may not be able to run a full complement of services, but we are trying as much as possible to provide services.
“Although, we may not be able to admit patients, anybody who comes as an emergency can be seen. We stabilise them and make sure they are fit to go.
“The medical, surgical emergencies, and the clinics are running fully; any patient who has an appointment can come and be sure that the doctors will attend to them.
“Other departments including radiology where investigations are carried out is running. In the laboratory, the doctors are there to run investigations as much as possible.
“We hope to continue providing services pending when the strike will be called off,” he said.
The president appealed to the health workers to return to work and save the lives of Lagosians.
“Let us continue to provide services as much as possible and that is why our members have been living up to expectation.
“We take our calls when we are on calls and run the clinics when we are supposed to, “ Ajibola said.