APGA and HSP join the plea for an end to industrial action
As the industrial action embarked upon by doctors in Lagos state continues and the state hospitals remain in comatose the All for Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Lagos State chapter and Humanity Services Projects, HSP, have called on the state government and the striking doctors to reach a compromise and get back to work in the interest of the suffering masses who die everyday the strike last. APGA, in a statement by its Chairman, Prince Adeshina Olayokun, called on the warring parties to put the interest of the people first. “Because the medical well-being of the masses in the state is pertinent and imperative, in view of these; we are appealing to the two concerned parties, Lagos State Government and the Lagos State Medical Doctors not to take it with levity.”Olayokun said Joining voices with APGA was the Chief Executive Officer of HSP, Mr. Linus Okoroji, who condemned the strike action saying, “we reiterate in unequivocal terms our position that it is evil for doctors to jeopardise peoples’ access to their most essential service. Enough is enough of punishing the traumatised common people of Lagos State. “It is our take that for anyone to engage in this most essential humanitarian profession,he or she must understand its real meaning and implications. ”In real terms, doctors are supposed partners with God in the maintenance and saving of human lives! God cannot go on strike.” There seems to be no end in sight to the lingering crisis between the doctors and the stae government, it can only be hoped that several calls made by groups and people of Lagos will bring respite soon.