In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 15th, June, 2020

Resident Medical doctors Start Nationwide Strike

Resident Doctors Begin Nationwide Strike

After six hours of deliberation, the Nationwide Govt Council of the Nationwide Affiliation of Resident Medical doctors, NARD, has ordered an indefinite strike motion.


Resident Medical doctors Start Nationwide Strike

The Nationwide Affiliation of Resident Medical doctors of Nigeria on Monday commenced a nationwide strike after the expiration of a 14-day ultimatum.

The Nationwide President of NARD, Dr Aliyu Sokomba, had in a round final week stated the affiliation discovered it essential to take “the painful resolution” following the lack of the Federal Authorities to fulfill its calls for.

“Consequent upon the 14 days ultimatum duly served the Federal Authorities for indefinite strike motion, in accordance with the decision of the Abnormal Normal Assembly of the Affiliation on the Might 29, we hereby notify you that every one resident medical doctors, medical officers under the rank of Principal Medical Officer and Home Officers throughout all of the Federal and State hospitals in Nigeria, shall be embarking on a complete and indefinite strike motion efficient 12:01 am on Monday, 15th June 2020.

“It is crucial that you simply make various preparations for the care of the sufferers because the strike shall be complete and indefinite. No service of any sort, be it emergency, care at COVID-19 isolation and remedy centres shall be exempted. We sympathize with the sufferers and the Nigerian populace.

“For function of readability, the calls for on which the ultimatum was predicated embody the next; Provision of grossly insufficient acceptable Private Protecting Tools for all well being care employees; Fast reversal of the unlawful disengagement of all 26 resident medical doctors in Jos College Educating Hospital, and the fee of all salaries owed them, in step with provisions of the Medical Residency Coaching Act.

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“Common Implementation of the Medical Residency Coaching Act in all federal and state hospitals and guaranteeing pay parity amongst medical doctors of equal cadre; Fast implementation of the revised hazard allowance and fee of the COVID-19 inducement allowance as agreed with by the Federal Authorities and healthcare employees three months in the past,” Sokomba stated.

The affiliation additionally advocated the supply of funding for Medical Residency Coaching within the 2021 Appropriation invoice, in addition to fee of all arrears, owed its members within the federal and states tertiary well being establishments, arising from the consequential adjustment of the Nationwide minimal wage.

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