FG urges resident doctors to call off strike


The Federal Government has appealed to resident doctors to call off their strike in the interest of patients.

Minister of Health Osagie Ehanire made the call at a media briefing on Wednesday in Abuja to commemorate World Health Day.

The World Health Day is celebrated every year on April 7th and it is sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other related organizations.

The minister noted that the government is putting all efforts in place to address the issues raised by the doctors.

According to him, 2021 is the international year for Health and care workers, in recognition of selfless roles they played and continue to play, to support the health care system.

The aggrieved doctors’ agitations include the non-payment of salaries of three to five months of some house officers and non-recruitment of house officers as well as the abolishment of the bench fees for doctors undergoing training in other hospitals, non-payment of National Minimum Wage and hazard allowances.

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