BREAKING: Ondo Sacks Resident Doctors

Residents docs on the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital (UNIMETH) have been sacked.

Their sack was introduced in a letter saying the suspension of the establishment residency coaching programme from August 1st, 2020

It urged all Resident docs straight employed by the hospital to hunt continuation of their programme in different establishments the place there are ongoing coaching program.



The sacking of the Resident docs won’t be unconnected to the final week’s strike motion lately embarked upon by the docs.

Spokesman of the Ondo ARD, Taiwo Olagbe, listed their calls for to incorporate provision of PPE and different safety measures to avoid wasting their members from COVID-19, fee of excellent arrears from September 2019 to May 2020, fee of 50 % COVID-19 allowance amongst others.


The letter saying suspension of the residency programme dated June 23 and signed by Director of Administration of UNIMETH, Adeeyo Babatunde, mentioned it was to permit the hospital targeted on service supply as a way to fight COVID-19 outbreak with out the distraction of agitation from the Resident Doctors.

The letter mentioned some Resident docs is likely to be thought-about for re-admission when the programme recommenced.

Chief Medical Director of UNIMEDTH, Dr. Oluwole Ige, blasted the Residents docs saying they had been extra taken with unionism than dedication to work.

Dr. Ige Ige mentioned the Residents docs had been essentially the most disruptive group to the expansion of the hospital regardless of incomes one of the best pay package deal amongst different group of docs within the hospital.

He spoke on the commissioning of the primary dialysis centre in Akure, the State capital constructed by Lions Club International, District 404A1.

Dr. Ige acknowledged that the great issues taking place on the hospital had been being overshadowed by the fixed agitation of the Resident docs.

According to him, “The Resident docs earn one of the best pay pay package deal among the many 4 group of docs within the hospital with extra profit of coaching and advancing to be advisor. That have been essentially the most disruptive group to the expansion of the hospital.

“They have exaggerated and intentionally distorted the problems of their wage to the extent of placing the hospital administration and authorities into disrepute.

“The coaching programme is likely to be suspended till such a time that it will likely be conducive to coach with out rancour.”

Dr.Ige acknowledged the price of dialysis within the centre was the most affordable within the area and as such the frequent man wouldn’t want journey exterior Akure for renal therapy.


District Governor of Lions Clubs, Adekunle Adedipe, mentioned the renal centre was constructed with funding from the Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF) and the Ondo State Government.

Adedipe mentioned they opted to construct the dialysis centre after finishing up wants evaluation in varied communities and found that Akure lacked useful dialysis centre regardless of rise in renal illnesses.

He acknowledged that additional findings revealed that renal sufferers in essential situations had been ferried to Ondo city or Owo for therapy.

He mentioned the LCIF supplied take-off grant of $106,533 and supported with N10m from the Ondo State Government.

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu who commissioned dialysis centre disclosed that the centre could be run by a non-public consortium for efficient service supply.


Akeredolu acknowledged that Adedipe was dedicated to donating a life saving venture to the state throughout his one 12 months keep as District Governor.

He mentioned the state hospital would quickly begin renal transplant.

Dr. Olagbe described their sacking as a joke that can’t maintain any water and will crumble well being sector within the state.

Olagbe mentioned feedback from the CMD had been regrettable and unlucky stating that their agitations had been real due to non-payment of salários and arrears.

He mentioned plans had been on to slash their salaries from June.

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