Resident Doctors To Resume Strike
The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has threatened to go on strike over the failure of the Federal Government to address their demands and implement the agreements reached with the association since last year.
In a communique issued on Tuesday signed by NARD President, Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, after a virtual National Executive Meeting, the association will proceed on a recess after if their demands are still pending by the government.
Among their demands include the immediate payment of the salaries of members, the payment of all minimum wage and other salary arrears to its members nationwide without further delay and the immediate implementation of 50% of consolidated basic Salary as Hazard allowance for all healthcare workers.
Others are the immediate payment of the Medical Residency Fund for 2021 with the arrears of 2019 and 2020 inclusive, that all training institutions gets directives to stop the collection of Bench Fee from its members since it was not captured in the Residency Training Fund as approved
Inclusively, consideration for all clinical health workers on COVID-19 vaccination and other issues affecting efficient health care delivery in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic including adequate provision of PPEs should get key attention.
The association warns that should the Federal Government fail to implement the demands, its members would have no choice but to proceed on indefinite strike pending when the demands gets attention. Resident Doctors To Resume Strike