Applicants kick as govt charges N7,500 for employment into teaching hospital
Applicants seeking employment into Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu in Ogun State have been asked to pay a sum of N5,000 each for the application form, whether downloaded or obtained by hand. Those applying as Registrars are also mandated to pay additional N2,500 to obtain the residency handbook, making a total of N7,500. The teaching hospital had called for applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of Medical Officer, Registrars and others.
In a statement released by the management of the hospital in form of job advertisement on Thursday, applicants are enjoined to visit www.oouth.com to download the application form or visit the Administration Department of the Hospital. “This form, whether downloaded or obtained from the hospital, attracts payment of Five Thousand Naira (N5,000.00) only and Two Thousand, Five Hundred Naira (2,500.00) only for the Residency Handbook (Registrars only).” the statement reads. It was learnt that OOUTH is currently in need of qualified Registrars in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care; Chemical pathology and Immunology; Community Medicine and Primary Care, ENT/ORL, Family Medicine, Haematology and BIood Transfusion, Internal Medicine Medical Microbiology and Parasitology and so on. The management said the salary and other benefits/allowances are as approved by the Ogun State Government of Nigeria for the Teaching Hospital. Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, had Monday approved the immediate recruitment of resident doctors at Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital. It was reported that also to be recruited are nurses, pharmacists, laboratory scientists and all other categories and cadres of healthcare professionals needed at the hospital. However, some indigenes of Ogun State opined that government should not be charging job seekers in the state; maintaining that qualified unemployed youths who may not have money to obtain the application form would be automatically disqualified.