By CHIOMA OBINNA & GABRIEL OLAWALE
Medical doctors under the employment of Lagos State Government, yesterday raised alarm over what they described as ‘acute shortage’ of doctors across the state – owned hospitals.
Speaking in Lagos, Chairman of Medical Guild, an umbrella body of doctors in the state, Dr.Olumuyinwa Odusote said the worst hit among the hospitals was the state’s teaching hospital, where it takes about five months for a patient to secure appoitment with a doctor.
Odunsote who frowned at the development blamed the problem on mass resignation of doctors following failure of the State Government to implement the controversial Consolidated Medical Salary Scale, CONMESS in the state.
Appealing for quick resolution of the problem by the state government, said: “People wait as far as five months for appointments to see a doctor or get treatment.
Continuing, Odusote called on Lagos State Government to address the shortage urgently by implementing CONMESS.
“We have written to the state government over the problem at hand and we are hoping the resolution will be quicker than expected so that our people will not suffer unduly.”