Resident Doctors threaten fresh strike


One months after it suspended a week long strike action, the  Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has threatened to down tools again if the federal government fails to meet its demands.

President of the Association, Aliyu Sokomba, addressing journalists on Saturday said the Federal government has three weeks to meet their demands.

Sokomba had, on June 22, announced the suspension the nationwide strike that began on June 15, saying the decision was reached in order to give the Federal and State Governments time to fulfill its outstanding demands.

The doctors demands including the provision of adequate PPE for all healthcare workers and immediate reversal of the disengagement of all 26 resident doctors at the University Teaching Hospital in Jos, the Plateau State capital.

Other demands were the universal implementation of the Medical Residency Training Act in all Federal and State Hospitals and ensuring pay parity among doctors of an equal cadre.

The doctors also asked the government to implement the revised hazard and payment of agreed COVID-19 inducement allowances, as well as stop and immediately refund all cuts in salaries of their colleagues in Kaduna and other states.

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