DOCTORS’ STRIKE: PATIENTS GROAN, DISCHARGE SELVES By Tony Edike, Chioma Obinna, Victoria Ojeme & Gabriel Olawale
Though the nationwide warning strike called by the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, is expected to end today, there may be no end in sight to the action embarked upon by the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, chapter of the association as activities there were completely grounded yesterday.
The situation is the same in all public health institution across the country. From National Hospital, Abuja, to LUTH, LASUTH, the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, UNTH, and National Orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu, NOHE, patients are complaining of ineffective services.
These developments came as Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria, MDCAN, blamed incessant strikes in public hospitals in Nigeria on government policies.