Resident Doctors End Warning Strike

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has ended its five-day warning strike and directed its members to resume work on Monday.

But NARD, after its three-hour Extraordinary National Executive Council said it would review Federal Government’s commitment to resolving the issues in the next two weeks.

NARD had on May 17 embarked on a nationwide strike to insist on his demands from the Federal Government.

They want immediate massive recruitment of clinical staff in the hospitals; immediate withdrawal of the bill seeking to compel medical and dental graduates to render five-year compulsory services in Nigeria before being granted full licences to practise; immediate infrastructural development in the hospitals with a subsequent allocation of at least 15 per cent of the budgetary provisions to health in line with the 2001 Abuja declaration.

They also want the immediate payment of the 2023 Medical Residency Training Fund in line with the agreements reached at the stakeholders’ meeting convened by the Federal Ministry of Health on February 15, 2023; the immediate increment in the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure to the tune of 200 per cent of the gross salary of Doctors in addition to the allowances included in the letter written to the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire on July 7, 2022, for the review of CONMESS; among others.

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