Resident doctors sets date to embark on warning strike

0

Resident doctors to embark on five-day warning Wednesday

 

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has announced its intention to initiate a five-day warning strike after the Federal failed to meet its demands.

 

Ejes Gist News Nigeria gathered that an extraordinary, 6 and half hour National Executive Council meeting was held virtually on monday.

Advertisements

 

Read Also: Strike looms as resident doctors give FG 2-week ultimatum

 

The resident doctors stated that the strike will begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 17, and end at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 22.

 

On April 29, 2023, NARD issued the Federal Government a two-week ultimatum to meet its demands or face industrial unrest.

Advertisements

The deadline was Saturday, May 13, 2023.

Advertisements

 

The doctors are requesting an immediate increase in the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure equal to 200 percent of their current gross pay.

Advertisements

 

Also Read: Biography of Saint Obi: His legacy and death

 

In addition, the doctors demand the immediate withdrawal of a bill that would require medical and dental graduates to perform five years of mandatory service in Nigeria before receiving full licences to practise.

 

In addition, they demand the immediate implementation of CONMESS, the domestication of the Medical Residency Training Act, and a review of the risk allowance by all state governments and private tertiary health institutions where residency training is conducted; among others.

Advertisements

 

Dr. Emeka Orji, president of NARD, told reporters that the strike involved both emergency and clinical services in hospitals.

 

Orji stated that despite the government’s ultimatum, which expired on May 13, the government did not negotiate with the doctors over their demands.

Advertisements

 

Thanks for using our platform to learn of the latest on Resident doctors to embark on five-day warning strike Wednesday

Our WhatsApp Channel

Advertisements
Advertisements

Advertisements

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here