Resident Doctors Strike Alert: 21 Days Ultimatum To Federal Government
Nationwide strike is imminent in federal hospitals, as the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has given the Federal Government Nigeria 21 days ultimatum to meet their demands, counting from July 28.
According to NARD “The circularisation of house officer entry point is yet to be done, despite various collective agreements on same issue. Government should ensure the circularisation of the corrected house officers’ entry point.”Other issues raised, include “The delay in payment of salary can no longer be accepted and shortfalls experienced between January and May 2017, as well as outstanding shortfalls from 2016.
The decision was taken in a communiqué issued at the end of the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the association in Calabar, on Friday, and signed by its president, Dr. Onyebueze John; Secretary General, Dr. Aneke Emmanuel; and Publicity Secretary, Dr Asinobi Ugoeze.