Resident Doctors to begin indefinite strike Monday


From Monday, September 7th, members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) across the country will down tools to protest the failure state governments and other stakeholders to meet their demands for better welfare.

The National Executive Council of the Association announced the planned strike after a virtual meeting held on Wednesday.

The meeting which was attended by over 200 doctors – NOC, NEC, past presidents, caucus leaders, committee chairmen, and observers, was held to review the 21-day ultimatum issued to the government which elapsed on August 17.

The doctors said in spite of the inclusion of the residency funding in the revised 2020 budget, the government has not made plans to implement the payment after several promises by stakeholders.

They also noted the failure of the Federal Government to procure group life insurance and death in service benefits for all health workers as well outstanding COVID-19 allowances.

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