After calling off their two-month strike on Monday, members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have returned to work across the country.
Professor Adetokunbo Fabamwo, the Chief Medical Director of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), told Channels Television that patients were being treated in a variety of departments, including clinical areas.
Meanwhile, Dr Hassan Oluwafemi, NARD President at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), is optimistic that his members will not be forced to go on strike again in the near future.
“Our people are fully back to work following the directive of the National Executives of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors telling all resident doctors across Nigeria to resume,” he told Channels Television.
“If you go to different parts of the hospital, you will see that our people are fully on the ground and we are here to do what we know how to do best. Patients are happy that we are fully on the ground because we constitute the major workforce in the hospital.”
He said that the resumption came as a result of the association’s national leadership ordering resident doctors to return to their duty stations.