The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) on Wednesday denied embarking on any strike action as represented by a broadcast media.
The denial which was contained in a press release signed by Dr Lanre Olosunde, President of ARD-UITH, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin on Wednesday claimed that the report was “false and misleading”.
Olosunde stated that the ARD-UITH remain committed to the service to humanity and mindful of the health of Nigerians.
“With the erroneous representation of facts and perceived misinformation of the public by a broadcast media on the 25th Aug; 2020 on the unfortunate demise of Mr Olusola Olagunju, a patient that was alleged to have died from Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) strike.
“we are compelled to set the records straight.
“The Association of Resident Doctors in UITH, Ilorin are not on strike when the unfortunate incident happened.
“We don’t operate nor have any access to the control of the electricity supply to the hospital and equipments and we never chased nurses out while carrying out their duties.
According to him, the interview that was granted was intended to admonish the members of the public seeking medical care in the hospital on the need to always channel complaints about hospital service to the right quarters instead of resorting to assault on doctors while in the line of duty.
“We use this medium to reinstate, as a matter of public enlightenment and orientation, that dissatisfied clients, patients and relatives of the hospital can always approach the SERVICOM unit to register their displeasure.
“Instead of resorting to verbally and many atimes physically assaulting health care workers on duty as this has led to recurrent distruption in the delivery of healthcare services in various hospitals in Nigeria,” he said.
Olosunde appealed to the public to disregard these reports as being paraded as it doesn’t represent the account of what happened nor in any way represent ideals of the Association.
“We state unequivocally that our members remain committed to their statutory responsibilities of always delivering quality health care service to the good citizens of Nigeria and Kwara State in particular,” he said.
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