LUTH slashes cost of services by 50%

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The management of Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, has agreed to a reduction of cost of health care services in the hospital by 50 per cent.

The President, Association of Resident Doctors, LUTH branch, Dr Omojowolo Olubunmi, told newsmen in Lagos that this was part of the agreement reached between the hospital’s management and health workers.

Olubunmi said following the agreement, which also met other demands of the association and other health workers, the association had decided to end its three week old industrial action.

He said,  “You cannot get 100 per cent of what you want, but I think we have got over 90 per cent and we are okay. The management has accepted and has reviewed downward some of the prices of services, especially some of the minor surgical procedures, to less than 50 per cent of the present rate.

“Also, management has issued letters to specify the tenure of residency training for all residents that are involved. It has also given its commitment that immediately the circular we are expecting from the Federal Government comes, it will issue fresh letters to all residents.

“The issue of communication has also been taken care of. The only area we were not able to resolve is the issue of taxation but we will continue to negotiate on that.”



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