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Osun resident doctors embark on 72 hours strike over insecurity

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Resident doctors at Osun State University Teaching Hospital have embarked on 72 hours strike over lack adequate security in the hospital complex.

The resident doctors in a statement issued after an emergency meeting on Friday and signed by the President, Doctor Ilori S. O. said the association of resident doctors at the hospital decided to withdraw it service over incessant attack on staff of the hospital.

According to the ARD leadership, “The rate and impact of unprovoked attacks on our members are alarming, depressive and dangerous. In the last 2 months there have been repeated records of at least four dreadful attacks on our members. Certain individuals with intentions to cause physical harm and kill, unleashed unprovoked attacks on hospital staffs, were unchecked for more than 40 minutes on Thursday, 28th July, 2022.”

“Cause of the attack is the death of a patient that suffered severe head injury and was managed at the Accident and Emergency Unit of our Hospital. As soon as the index patient was brought to the hospital in an unconscious state, aggressive resuscitating measures were commenced which included fluid resuscitation, oxygen therapy and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. However, the patient suffered cardiac arrest and died despite all measures.