Nigerian Doctors Begin Nationwide Strike Amid COVID-19 Surge

Members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, have unanimously agreed to embark on an indefinite strike from Monday.

According to Daily Post, the medical doctors reached the choice following their National Executive Council (NEC) assembly by over 50 members throughout the nation.

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NARD famous the Federal Government has didn’t honour and implement the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) it signed with them after over 100 days.

Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, President of the NARD, who made this recognized in a press release on the weekend, demanded quick withdrawal of the round eradicating House Officers from the scheme of service, which was not applied.

The assertion learn partly, “We are embarking on a total and indefinite strike on August 2, 2021 [Monday]. You can recall we had a memorandum of action on March 31, 2021, and had an addendum to it on April 9, and since then, we still have had irregularities in the payment of salaries to the house officers.

“We had issues with them being non-regular payment and as part of the memorandum of action, it was said that they should be captured back into the IPPS platform.”

The strike is coming at a really vital interval when the nation is presently experiencing an increase in COVID-19 infections amid the third wave of the pandemic.

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Nigerian Doctors Begin Nationwide Strike Amid COVID-19 Surge

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