Lagos Assembly moves to stop doctors strike

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Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly (LAHA) have held crucial meeting with stakeholders to avert the proposed indefinite strike by the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA).

The House discussed issues affecting the health sector.

Dr Ajibayo Adeyeye, the Majority Leader, while addressing the medical practitioners, appealed to them to resolve the issue without resulting to strike as it would affect the lives of citizens.

Adeyeye said the Lagos State Government could not afford to lose patients at this crucial time when it had committed huge amount to rehabilitation and reconstruction of hospitals.

The Leader urged the Federal Government to listen to the plights of members of the association with a view to finding solution to their problems.

The majority leader also told the doctors that the House was considering a law that would put a stop on any impending strike.

Mr Suuru Avoseh, the Chairman, Committee on Health Services, advised the Lagos NMA and the government representatives to have a cordial relationship on how to resolve their differences.

Earlier, Mr Francis Faduyi, the Chairman, NMA Lagos State branch, said poor funding and remuneration of doctors were some of the problems.

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