Resident Doctors in Nigeria begin indefinite strike
The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria on Monday June 15, 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.