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The Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba, has said 37 resident doctors were yet to receive their salaries because they were yet to register on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information platform of the Federal Government.

The hospital’s Director of Administration, Dr Babajide Grillo, made this known in a statement on Tuesday.

According to him, the hospital admitted 200 new resident doctors in August 2019 and while 136 of the doctors resumed duty immediately, the others deferred their resumption by two to four months.

He explained that the first batch completed all necessary formalities including registration on IPPIS, however, the second batch, who deferred their resumption, missed the initial capturing by the IPPIS team invited from Abuja.

He said another arrangement for the IPPIS team to capture the second batch of doctors was made but the coronavirus pandemic stalled the plan.

The statement read in part, “In line with the Residency Act of 2017, all emoluments of resident doctors are paid through the IPPIS platform after each person has fulfilled certain criteria, including making themselves available for biodata capturing.

“LUTH does not pay the salary of any resident doctor and whoever alleged that LUTH has not paid the salary of residents was only being economical with the truth.

“All payments are made by the IPPIS directly from Abuja.

“LUTH truly regrets the discomfort occasioned by the delay in payment of the 37 affected resident doctors. However, it should be noted that their late resumption was the primary cause.

“We, therefore, appeal for patience till the lockdown is over and travels resume to enable the completion of the very process their group had delayed.”

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