Lagos state doctors are sacked for striking over pay

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 22 May 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3512
  1. Chibuzo Odigwe
  1. 1Calabar, Nigeria

The government of Lagos state in Nigeria has sacked nearly 800 doctors for going on an indefinite strike over pay, accusing them of being insensitive to patients’ needs. It says that it cannot afford to pay the salaries it agreed to two years ago.

The sacked doctors have been striking for the past three weeks in protest at the failure of the Lagos state government to implement the consolidated medical salary scale, a …

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