Hoodlums attack doctors at Ekiti University Teaching Hospital, steal corpse

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  • Doctors kick, declare indefinite strike, demand arrest of culprit

Some suspected hoodlums on Monday invaded the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti and allegedly attacked some doctors.

The hoodlums were said to have destroyed some facilities at the hospital and stole a corpse suspected to be the father of one of the hoodlums.

Angered by the attack, the hospital’s chapter of the Association of Resident Doctors has directed its members to embark on an indefinite strike with immediate effect.

This was contained in a letter addressed to the Chief Medical Director, Professor Kayode Olabanji and signed by the President of the Association, Dr. Famous Adeyemi.

The letter read, “The above named association writes to notify you of the decision of the Emergency Congress held today (Monday) embarked on an indefinite strike with immediate effect.

“This follows the actions of hoodlums who stormed the Accident and Emergency unit of the Hospital in the early hours of today and assaulted some members of the Association, destroyed several hospital equipment, properties and stole a corpse during the attack

“This attack is happening at the time when our members are showing understanding with the State Government on the low-implementation of our demands on improved welfare vis-a-vis being faced with work overload and exhaustion which is as a result of poor remuneration, pay disparity and the attending effect of local brain-drain.

“We wish to use this opportunity to call on the management of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH) and the Executive Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Biodun Abayomi to apprehend the culprits and bring them to justice for their actions.

“We also implore the State Government to as a matter of urgency; attend to our pending demands which bother on improved welfare of our members. We implore the management and the government to provide a lasting solution to these incessant attacks.

“The strike will not be called off until our demands are met.