Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun has expressed disappointment in the residents doctors at Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu for demanding for increase in wages.
PLATFORM TIMES reports that the Governor stated that the doctors’ demand for increase in wages at this time was irresponsible.
Abiodun said this while addressing newsmen at the Governor’s office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta on Thursday.
The Governor submitted that, the resident doctors should be more concerned about people’s welfare than clamoring for money.
Abiodun described the doctors as people who are politically sponsored to attack his government.
He stressed that, his administration constructed the laboratories through self help, claiming that he had not receive a dime from the federal government.
He said “While we are all putting our fingers in trying to figure out what to and how to do, any set of people will be irresponsibly requesting for a wage increase and these set of people are people that we have entrusted out health to at a point like this. I am very disappointed, I think, that is what I will say for now.
“I am beginning to wonder and being speculated that these may actually have political inclination, these people may be politically sponsored, I am yet to believe it but at this point in time, anything is believable. If you see people who are educated, people who went to medical school, people who graduated, whose charge is to look after people , that is what they are charging, that is what should be paramount to them not money and we have done our best.
“Everybody, whether you are frontline or not, that day, I authorised the use of PPE to them , I increased their hazard allowance by 300%.
“In this country, we are that very high in our level of preparedness for this covid, like I said, we are only number four in testing in this country.
“I did not get a penny to acquire a laboratory, we did everything through self help. Our isolation centers are considered, WHO said what they saw in Ogun State was simply amazing and what we have done is definitely a legacy for post covid and then someone says to me that I am focusing on roads and schools that I am not focusing on health care. Can you see everything is political.
“You know I am not in the habit of responding to baseless frustrated people when they talk carelessly but this time it is very painful when it brothers in health.
“I don’t know what those doctors want , I am sure that other doctors are wondering what they want but I can assure you that we will not be subject to anyone’s blackmail”.
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