By Lere Olayinka

Chairman Board of Management of the University Teaching Hospital (UTH), Ado-Ekiti, Professor Adelola Adeloye has disclosed that doctors in Ekiti State are the highest paid in the southwest.

Professor Adeloye, a neurosurgeon, who made this known during a television programme on the State owned Broadcasting Service of Ekiti State (BSES), Day Break Nigeria said the least paid House Office in the State gets N116,825.25 monthly while least paid Medical Office takes home N138,093.45 per month.

He urged the State medical workers to desist from untoward attitude that could derail the good intention the management of the UTH and the state government have for them, saying; “the government has been friendly to the medical workers and it will remain so.”

Calling on the striking Resident Doctors and the Joint Medical Sector Union to go back to work, Dr. Adeloye said the state government was doing everything possible to meet their demands.

He said plans are in place to send some medical workers abroad in order to enhance better service delivery at the hospital while a para-medical emergency unit that would handle the ultra modern equipments at the teaching hospital was being put in place.

While describing the Ophthalmology Centre of the UTH as the best in Africa, the Governing Council Chairman said the government would not relent in its efforts aimed at making the teaching hospital one of the best in the country.

Adegun said the UTH now have a modular theatre in place with several units, a world class ophthalmological centre, while a multi-million Naira Accident and Emergency unit extension building would be ready for use before the end of the year.

He also disclosed that the Ultra-Modern Laboratory under construction at the UTH would be commissioned for use by September, this year.