Lagos: Over 200 doctors infected with COVID-19

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•Chairman of the Guild, Dr Oluwajimi Sodipo, flanked by his colleagues at a press conference Lagos 12 July 2020

LAGOS – fewer than 200 doctors Lagos State have contracted () the line of duty.

This is according to the Guild its response to an earlier the state government the ongoing warning strike by doctors the state.

In a jointly signed by the association’s chairman and secretary, Dr Oluwajimi Sodipo and Dr Ismail Ajibowo, Tuesday, the group said the state government was aware of the situation.

It decried that while members were committed to their duties, a large of those have infected members of their families.

The guild also accused the government of making attempts to portray it as being unprofessional and casting a wrong impression that the strike was masterminded by a few members of the association.

It, however, stressed that the association has an objective to cater for the welfare of its members and provide world-class services to the people.

According to the , the guild has been seeking priority testing for all healthcare workers and on admission in hospitals.

It explained that this was necessary to improve the provision of safe medical services, but the government had ignored its call – one of the reasons for the decision to go on strike.

The statement comes a day after the Commissioner for and Strategy in Lagos, Gbenga Omotoso, faulted the decision of the doctors to go on strike and asked them to to work.

He had accused the association of making wrong claims, stressing that the government had been extremely supportive of health workers, especially those at the forefront in the fight against . (Channels TV)