The Association of Resident Doctors at Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Ogun State, has called for urgent action to address the serious shortage of medical staff at the institution.
The ARD president, Tope Osundara also raised concern about the physical and mental health of the staff who are working long hours to provide care to patients.
He said, “All over the country, the situation is very bad. FMC Abeokuta is not just having this situation in isolation. So, if you search through almost all the hospitals in Nigeria, you will discover that the number of doctors that we have is not adequate to carry out the daily routine and daily service for humanity and for the health of all the patients who visit FMC Abeokuta.” He lamented on the need for doctors and shortage of stAff.
Reacting to the ARD president’s appeal, the FMC Medical Director, Musa Olomu said the institution is making efforts to address the shortage of doctors plaguing the hospital.
“We will still get the approval to employ and I think in the next one week, we should be able to get it from the head of service in Abuja, “ he assured.