Saturday, June 11

Nurses begin indefinite strike in LUTH

Nurses and Midwives at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, on Friday began an indefinite strike.

The nurses and midwives under the aegis of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) are protesting what they called stagnation, non-payment of salary and inadequate facilities.

“We have been having series of problems with LUTH management for a while now which we have made effort to resolve but all to no avail,” said Olurotimi Awojide, the State Chairman of NANNM, told newsmen in Lagos.“We have written several letters to them on pressing issues, they are not responding and that is why we are taking this action.
“For quite some time now, nurses work at night without light, leaving them with no choice of using torchlight and phones to attend to patients.
“This is a teaching hospital and infection control should be our priority and when there are no consumables, water, people improvise to attend to patients,” he said.

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