May 26, 2024

Resident doctors suspend 5 days warning strike, resume work Monday

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Resident doctors suspend 5 days warning strike, resume work Monday

National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, yesterday, suspended its 5-day nationwide warning strike.

National President of the association, Dr Emeka Orji, told Vanguard that work resumes by today 8 a.m., at all federal and state Teaching Hospitals as well as other hospitals where resident doctors are trained.

He said: “Strike has been suspended and work resumes at 8 a.m., tomorrow (today). Progress made will be reviewed on June 2. 2023, during our general meeting where the next line of action will be decided.”

Recall that the doctors under the auspices of the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, began a five-day warning strike in public health facilities across the federation on Wednesday last week.

Some of the demands of the doctors include; immediate massive recruitment of clinical staff in the hospitals and abolishment of the bureaucratic limitations to the immediate replacement of doctors and nurses who leave the system, immediate infrastructural development in public hospitals with a subsequent allocation of at least 15 per cent of the budgetary provisions to health in line with the Abuja declaration of 2001 and immediate increment in the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure, CONMESS, to the tune of 200 per cent of the gross salary of doctors among others.

Vanguard

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