The Joint Health Sector Unions in LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Osogbo have urged the Governors of Oyo and Osun States to find lasting solution to the lingering crisis of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso and the Teaching Hospital, Osogbo in the interest of the masses.
JOHESU made the appeal on Monday during a press conference at the Teaching Hospital in Osogbo.
According to a statement signed by the Chairman of the union, Comr. M.A. Morenikeji and Secretary, Kehinde Onisade said the two principals should have a round table discussion in order to resolve the crisis.
The Unions said the prolonged ownership tussle between the states have culminated into the unstable smooth running of the two institutions due to haphazard financing.
It noted that edict establishing LAUTECH stated that the university shall be established in Ogbomoso, while the Teaching Hospital and College of Health Sciences in Osogbo and that any other Teaching Hospital established in the name of LAUTECH apart from the one situated in Osogbo is unknown to law.
The Union commended the Osun state government for being fair and committed to the joint ownership as staff members of the hospital comprises of both states without any form of discrimination and intimidation.
They equally commended the Osun state government for being solely responsible for the financial obligations of LAUTECH Teaching Hospital in Osogbo which includes emoluments if staff, capital projects, payment of salaries and infrastructural development.
“Prior to the crisis which commenced in 2010, the Teaching Hospital has always benefited adequately from the sponsorship of both state governments.”
The Union appealed to Royal fathers, members of the public, pressure groups and opinion leaders to intervene towards achieving a permanent resolution to the crisis.
The union also urged the state governments to discuss in order to determine if they want to continue with the joint ownership or go their separate ways in the interest of the masses.
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