Doctors of National Association of Resident Welcome To Plugstuck Afrik

Resident Doctors in Nigeria begin indefinite strike and highlight concerns.1 min read

National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) had yesterday, commenced a nationwide strike after the expiration of a 14-day ultimatum.

 

NARD President, Dr Aliyu Sokomba, who announced this while addressing a press conference in Abuja, said “the union has decided to exempt its members working in various coronavirus (COVID-19) isolation and treatment centers across the country”.

 

According to Sokomba, the union took the decision to go on strike as a result of the failed series of meetings between the doctors and the Federal Government in the last two weeks.

 

Amongst their 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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