Resident Doctors to embark on indefinite Nationwide strike from Monday

Resident Doctors to embark on indefinite Nationwide strike from Monday

Logo of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD)

The National Executive Council, NEC of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) after a virtual meeting on Wednesday, September 3, 2020, announced that as part of its resolutions, it would embark on an indefinite nationwide strike from Monday, September 7, 2020.

The virtual meeting was well attended by over 200 doctors which included, NOC, NEC, Past Presidents, Caucus leaders, Committee Chairmen, and observers.

It was held to review the 21-day ultimatum issued to government which elapsed on August 17.

According to the NEC, the government did not include residency funding in the revised 2020 budget and it has not made plans to implement their payment after several promises by stakeholders.

It also noted the failure of the Federal government to procure group life insurance and death in service benefits for all health workers.

However, the doctors pointed out that an agreement which was reached between the government and stakeholders in the health sector to pay COVID-19 Inducement Allowance for 6 months (April – September) only commenced for April, May and June in some institutions and then the process was abandoned.

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