Nurses and Midwives at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba on Friday embarked on an indefinite strike to press home their demands.The nurses and midwives, under the aegis of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, are protesting non compliance of their demands.
The State Chairman of NANNM,Olurotimi Awojide told newsmen in Lagos that the association had given the management a seven-day ultimatum, which expired on June 9.
The demands includes outstanding 2015 promotion results of 71 nurses, non-payment of nurses employed in 2015, lack of consumables, inadequate manpower and irregular water and power supply.
The Chairman of NANNM, LUTH chapter, Oluyemisi Adelaja, said inadequate equipment had affected the nurses’ care for patients in the hospital.
Adelaja also said the strike was meant to call on the management and the Federal Ministry of Health to apply the same measures in LUTH as being done in other 52 federal health institutions.