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Members of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) at the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, have shut down operations and commenced a two-week warning strike over the dearth of personnel.

This was following the Association’s General Meeting(AGM) in Owo, Owo local government area.

According to the President of the Owo FMC ARD, Dr. Olaopa Olutobi Gideon, the strike action was inevitable as they were working ‘under dire stressful conditions.’

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He said there were only 80 resident doctors and Health Officers in the employment of the hospital, as no employment has been carried out in the hospital since 2018.

Dr. Olaopa explained that the hospital used to have about 300 doctors and house officers but many of them have left the system.

“But now one person is doing the job of five persons. We have been on this issue since last year. The situation keeps getting worst because a lot of people are leaving the system. There has not been any employment in the FMC Owo, since 2018. Employment of additional 200 doctors and health officers will solve the problem”, he lamented.


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