Following the industrial action embarked upon by medical doctors manning the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) in Akure, the Ondo state capital, Covid-19 patients at the facility have started leaving for home.
This development had led to growing fears among Residents of the state.
The Precision NG gathered that Doctors, under the auspices of the National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners, had ordered their colleagues at the State Teaching Hospitals and the IDH to withdraw their services until the state government accede to their welfare demands.
According to Punch, a source at the IDH said on Wednesday that some of the patients had been leaving the hospital due to insufficiency of doctors to attend to them.
“Only few doctors are coming here and they don’t adequately attend to all the patients. Some of the patients are leaving to seek treatment in another place or go back to their houses to treat themselves”, the source said.
The acting Commissioner for Health, Dr Jibayo Adeyeye, in a statement however debunked the news that patient are leaving the facility.
“Although some doctors are on strike, we have others who are still working and attending to the patients. I don’t think it is true that patients are leaving the hospital”, he said.