Resident Doctors Begin Nationwide Strike

Resident Doctors Begin Nationwide Strike

Biobelomoye Josiah, resident Doctors, NLC
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The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria, NARD, on Monday June 15, 2020 commenced a nationwide strike after the expiration of a 14-day ultimatum.

NARD President, Dr Aliyu Sokomba, made this known in a press conference in Abuja on Monday. He said the union has decided to exempt its members working in various coronavirus (COVID-19) isolation and treatment centers across the country.

He added that the union took the decision to begin the strike action after talks with the Federal Government in the last two weeks yielded no fruits.

Sokomba stated that the unions unmet demands include:

– Stoppage of Illegal deductions of Salaries by some state government

– Refund of illegally deducted salaries

-Non-payment of salaries of some members

-Non-payment of COVID19 inducement allowances

-Inadequate supply of Personal Protective Equipment

-Harassment and Assault of Doctors in the line of duty.

– Failure of government to provide life insurance for doctors and other health workers in the frontline.

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