The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Southwest caucus, Monday threw its weight behind the strike action of the resident doctors of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, Ogun state, insisting that, the demands of the doctors was in line with the international best practices needed for the care of the entire populace.
The Southwest caucus leader, Dr Oiwoh Sebastine, said this in a statement issued and made available to journalists in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.
Sebastine expressed disappointment at Governor Dapo Abiodun for using incentive words on the resident doctors.
He stated that the governor allowed his emotions to rule over him, thereby using unprintable words to qualify the doctors.
Sebastian argued that, Governor Abiodun had not signed any Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the doctors.
The Southwest caucus leader however expressed appreciation to the doctors for providing health services to people in the state despite discouraging working conditions, inadequate facilities, poor remuneration and obvious provocations from the government.
He said: “The attention of Nigerians Association of Resident Doctors Southwest caucus as well as national body had been drawn to the media report in which the governor of Ogun state, Mr. Abiodun while discussing issues concerning our members at the association of residents doctors at Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu publicly considended to the use of invectives that are unexpected of any occupant of such dignified position.”