It's no longer a breaking news that in the past one year forty doctors have left the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, located in Ogbomosho, Oyo State. Though the hospital was established by the then governor of Oyo State, Chief Alao Akala in order to make the institution to become an Oyo State - owned institution.
In a message released by the President of the association, Dr Ayodeji Ogungbemi, on Sunday, he said many doctors have left and some are still planning to leave the teaching hospital for the reasons highlighted below.
1. Poor renumeration; He blamed the government for giving the staff and doctors on duty a poor remuneration, he maintained that due to low salary and allowances has made the doctors to seek greener pastures somewhere else.
2. Inadequate Manpower; He further argued that inadequate and insufficient staff in some departments has made the department to close down whereby other departments are struggling to cope to meet up with people demand.
3. Inadequate Funding; Since the university is jointly owned by Oyo State Government and Osun state, funding has become a great task for the institution, sometimes the two state government abandoned the funding of the institution.
4.Non- Payment of COVID-19 special allowance and improved hazard allowance; The doctors have been lamenting over the non payment of Covid-19 special allowance and other hazard allowances, the doctors are already agitating for a reformed in the university system.
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Source; Punch News
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