Lagos doctors suspend strike, govt begins health workers’ recruitment

Lagos doctors suspend strike, govt begins health workers’ recruitment

Doctors, under the aegis of Medical Guild, Lagos State, have discontinued their three-day warning strike which began on Monday.

The Secretary of the guild, Dr. Ismail Ajibowo, in an interview with punch correspondent, said the doctors would return to work on Thursday.

He said,

“We suspended the strike to allow for further engagement with the state government on our demands.

We expect our members to resume work tomorrow (Thursday) morning.”

Ajibowo said negotiation with the state government would continue, and the guild would release a report soon.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Health Service Commission has announced the commencement of the process

to recruit medical professionals into general hospitals across the state.

The commission, in a statement on Wednesday, said the decision to fill the vacant positions in the 27 general hospitals

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across the state followed the permission granted by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to increase the number of medical personnel in the hospitals.

“Some vacant positions for employment opportunities include that of medical consultants,

medical and dental officers, pharmacists, nursing officers, pharmacy technicians,

dental therapists and dental technicians,” the statement said.

While noting that the recruitment portal, jobs.lagosstate.gov.ng, will only be accessible for three weeks,

from 12 noon on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, to 12noon on Wednesday, August 5, 2020,

the commission said it would not welcome the submission of forms in its office in view of the COVID-19 protocols.

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