Covid19 Pandemic: “We Are Working Without Being Paid”- LUTH Doctors Cry Out.


Health workers at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) have decried non payment of their accrued COVID-19 allowance since the 7th of April 2020 when the hospital commenced treatment of COVID-19 patients.

They lamented of a seeming repetition of the situation they had gone through during the time of Ebola where haven risked their lives to treat infected people they were never rewarded by the Federal Government despite their efforts.

According to them, the management of LUTH provides them with only food and accommodation leaving out the COVID-19 allowance among others.

The workers also alleged that they were told that the Federal Government was responsible for the payment of their allowances since the LUTH was a Federal Government institution.

“We are told that we will get paid by the federal government because we are working with them. The same thing happened during the Ebola outbreak, till date no one paid us from the Federal government.

“LUTH management claimed that their responsibility was to give us food and accommodation but we are surprised that our counterparts at the IDH have been paid all their allowances.

“We are appealing to the Federal government and the Presidential Task Force, PTF, as well as the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, to please come to our aid. We don’t want what happened during the Ebola outbreak to happen again. We have families and we risk our lives to assist our people with the disease.

“Please help us tell the government that we are working without being paid. We started admitting COVID-19 patients at the LUTH isolation centre in April.”

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