10 resident doctors injured in clash with LUTH security men

The Association of Resident Doctors, ARD, of The Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, has claimed that ten of its members were injured in a clash with the hospital’s the security team.

The President of the Association, Ademola Sekunmade while disclosing this at a news conference said that the doctors were injured while trying to take over their secretariat from the security personnel following an order by the institution for the Doctors to quit the building.

Sekunmade said, “We decided to monitor developments around the secretariat after the incident. On Wednesday morning, we saw the security men loading our belongings from there into a waiting bus.”

“When we confronted them, they said that they were directed to lock up the secretariat by the management of LUTH.

See also  21 states to commence phase II of HPV vaccination exercise May 27

“We went to the chief medical director’s office for dialogue but he refused to attend to us. He, however, directed us to the chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC) of LUTH.”

Sekunmade said Olufemi Fasanmade, the CMAC, told them that the management of LUTH was retrieving the secretariat from the association.

He said he demanded a court order from Fasanmade to justify his action but he could not present it.

The Medical Advisory Committee, Chairman of LUTH when contacted said that the management of LUTH gave the association notice to quit the building six months ago.

He continued, “Nine days ago; we gave them another letter as a reminder to leave the building but they refused, and we decided to lock up the place.”

See also  Otti pledges collaboration with NAFDAC to fight fake drugs, pays homage Akunyili's memory

The association, he said, should not have found it hard to vacate one of the seven accommodations it had within the hospital complex.

He said that the management wanted to use it for an important purpose.

“The doctors wanted to forcefully enter the building on Wednesday’s morning and LUTH’s security men had to disallow them.”

“We had to invite some police officers from the Ilasamaja and Bode Thomas Police Stations to secure the building and other LUTH’s belongings,” he said.

“Some of the injured security officials are in the hospital wards receiving treatment.”