The South West zone of PDP on Tuesday berated the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola over the ongoing crisis in the State health sector.
A statement by signed by the Zonal Director of Media and Publicity, Mr Lere Olayinka in Lagos said that Fashola should be held responsible for the causalities.
Doctors in the State hospitals under the aegis of Medical Guild had on April 24 embarked on an indefinite strike demanding for the implementation of the Consolidated Medical Salary Scale (CONMESS).
They also wanted a downward review of taxes and payment of teaching allowance for medical doctors on internship.
But the State government on May 7 sacked 788 doctors for insubordination and absence from their duty posts.
“Fashola and his party must answer for the blood of Lagosians that are dying daily as a result of the sack of 788 striking doctors in the State.
“The doctors’ strike and their eventual sack by the State government have also exposed the lies of the Lagos State Government as regards provision of health care facilities in the State.
“Even though thousands of patients have died as a result of the crisis, it is important to note that the casualties would have been higher if government owned health institutions were to be responsible for the provision of healthcare services to 50 per cent of Lagosians.
“That there is no outbreak of epidemic and patients are not dying in hundreds of thousands yet is because Lagosians do not rely on government health institutions in the first instance.
“They patronise private hospitals because the existing government health institutions cannot cater for up to 10 per cent of the people.
“The question to be asked therefore is; where is the over N30 billion that Lagos State gets monthly going to,’’ the party asked.