The nurses and midwives of LUTH, The Lagos University Teaching Hospital Idi-Araba, on Friday began an indefinite strike protesting against non-payment of salaries, inadequate facilities and stagnation of workers.
Mr Olurotimi Awojide, the State Chairman of NANNM, told newsmen that the association gave the management a 7-day ultimatum which expired June 9, and after the neglect shown they commenced indefinite strike June 10.
Other demands are outstanding 2015 promotion results of 71 nurses, non-payment of nurses employed in 2015, lack of consumables, inadequate manpower and irregular water and power supply. He complained that for some time, the nurses have been working at night using torchlight and phones to attend to patients.
The Chairman of NANNM, LUTH chapter, Mrs Oluyemisi Adelaja, said inadequate equipment had affected the nurses’ care for patients in the hospital
“We want them to do the needful by giving our members their promotion as and when due and applying the same measures being applied to other health institutions to us. “Because we are under the same Federal Ministry of Health and the same equity and justice should be extended to LUTH nurses.’’
At the time of the report, the management had still not reacted yet on the development.