(NARD) Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors Suspends It’s 5 days Strike

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vincity May 21, 2023
Updated 2023/05/22 at 9:07 AM

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) had on Sunday suspended its  week-long warning strike. As this was disclosed by it’s president Orji Emeka Innocent, on Sunday 

 

Adding that work would resume by Monday morning

He further added that:  “Progress made will be reviewed on 2nd June 2023 during the association’s general meeting where next line of action will be decided.”

 

The association had on Wednesday embarked on a five days strike following the inability of  the  federal government to meet its demands.

 

The association had, on April 29, given the government a two-week ultimatum failure for which it would proceed on strike.

Some of the association’s demands include an immediate increment in the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure (CONMESS), to the tune of 200% of the current gross salary of doctors.

It also demanded the immediate withdrawal and discarding of the ill-conceived bill by the Federal lawmaker Honorable Ganiyu Johnson on the “enslavement of young doctors in Nigeria”.

While calling for immediate massive recruitment of clinical staff in the hospitals, the association called for immediate infrastructural development in the various hospitals without any further delay. also demanding immediate payment of the 2023 Medical Residency Training Fund (MRTF) in line with the agreements reached at the stakeholders’ meeting convened by the Federal Ministry of Health.

The association also called for  immediate implementation of CONMESS, domestication of MRTA, and review of hazard allowances by all the state governments as well as private tertiary health institutions where any form of residency training is done, amidst others.

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