BREAKING: Nigeria’s Residents Doctors Begin Indefinite Strike As President Buhari Receives Medical Attention In UK

In compliance with a directive by the National Association of Resident Doctors, members of the affiliation in Ondo state have launched into indefinite strike motion.

Resident docs in different states are set to additionally start indefinite in numerous hospitals throughout the nation. 

BREAKING: Nigeria's Residents Doctors Begin Indefinite Strike As President Buhari Receives Medical Attention In UK 2

Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) had declared indefinite strike motion starting from Monday (at the moment), August 2, 2021.

The National President of NARD, Dr. Okhuaihesuyi Uyilawa introduced this on Saturday in Abia State on the finish of the union’s National Executive Council assembly.

Uyilawa cited the lack of the Nigerian Government to implement the agreements it entered with the union 113 days after it suspended the earlier strike as a cause for the commercial motion.

Other causes for the strike, based on the NARD boss, embody poor working surroundings in public hospitals, irregular fee of docs salaries and hazard allowances of N5, 000, which was reviewed final in 1991.

The docs strike motion comes on the path of a 3rd wave of the COVID-19 pandemic within the countrya and at a time when President Muhammadu Buhari is within the UK for medical causes. 

SaharaReporters learnt that the strike is efficient basically hospitals and the Federal Medical Centre FMC in Owó. 

Chairman of NARD within the state, Tope Olatilu, confirmed that the commercial motion has been efficient throughout that state.

Olatilu mentioned the docs will solely return to work after the federal government has carried out the agreements it entered with the union 113 days after it suspended the earlier strike as a cause for the commercial motion.

President Buhari final Monday travelled to London, United Kingdom to take part within the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education (GPE) 2021-2025 and see his docs. 

According to Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, the President will even spend some days for an earlier scheduled medical follow-up.

“After the Summit, the President will spend a few days for an earlier scheduled medical check-up. He is due back by second week of August, 2021,” Adesina mentioned.

This got here a couple of days after SaharaReporters uncovered how the go to was deliberate ‘secretly’ to keep away from rampage or any “embarrassing protest” towards the Nigerian President in London.

“President Buhari is leaving for the UK tomorrow or Saturday for a 4-day programme. The secret trip has not been announced yet to avoid rampage against him in London. Recall how his last trip attracted protests in London,” a presidential supply had advised SaharaReporters.

Buhari and members of his household routinely journey to the UK for medical remedy amidst the inadequate and poorly geared up hospitals within the oil-rich nation.

In March, the Nigerian chief went to the UK for what the Presidency described as a “routine” check-up.

The journey sparked off an argument because it coincided with the strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD). 

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BREAKING: Nigeria's Residents Doctors Begin Indefinite Strike As President Buhari Receives Medical Attention In UK

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