The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, and Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Ebute-Meta, has joined in on the nationwide strike by the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) commenced.
The unions include the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Nigeria Union of Allied Health Professionals (NUAHP) and Medical and Health Workers’ Union (MHWUN).
Others are Senior Staff Association of Universities, Teaching Hospitals, Research Institutes and Associated Institutions (SSAUTHRIAI) and Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria.
JOHESU members are demanding for a good salary structure, payment of outstanding salaries as well as uniform allowances among other demands.
News correspondents who visited the hospitals report that only resident doctors and consultants were seen attending to some patients on admission.
Mr Johnson Shaba, Chairman of JOHESU, LUTH Chapter, told NAN that the efforts made through several committees to get the Federal Government to implement the agreements reached upon were unproductive.
The FG has however appealed to the union to call off their strike.