1 June 2012

Nigeria: Lagos Urges 788 Sacked Doctors to Report HSC

Photo: Cindy Shiner/AllAfrica
Doctors at a clinic.

Lagos state government Friday urged the 788 sacked doctors to immediately report to the state Health Service Commission (HSC) and the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) to receive further directives and resumption formalities to their duty post.

It would be recalled that the state Governor, Babatunde Fashola had on Thursday ordered the suspension of the dismissal of the 788 sack doctors from the state employ.

According to a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, Mr. Hakeem Bello, said that all affected doctors are to liaise with the HSC and LASUTH authorities for normalization of their employment.

This came barely hours after the Chairman of the state Medical Guild, Dr. Olumuyiwa Odusote had insisted that they have not been called back officially by the state government.

Odusote added that the letter they had with them is still the letter which was sent to them to inform them of their dismissal from their primary duty.

While suspending the dismissal of the sacked doctors, Fashola reiterated that the suspension came due to intervention from well meaning residents of the state who prevailed on him to suspend the sack of the doctors for the developmental drive in the healthcare sector of the state

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