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Covid-19: Resident Doctors in Nigeria on strike

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The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria on Monday June 15, has commenced a nationwide indefinite strike after the expiration of a 14-day ultimatum.

Dr Aliyu Sokomba, President of NARD announced this while addressing a press conference in Abuja. According to Aliyu, the union decided to go on strike as a result of the failure of the Federal Government to meet their demands in the last two weeks.

Their demands include

– Stoppage of the Illegal deductions of Salaries by some state government

– Refund of illegally deducted salaries

-Non-payment of salaries of some members

-Non-payment of COVID19 inducement allowances

-Inadequate supply of Personal Protective Equipment

-Harassment and Assault of Doctors in the line of duty.

– Failure of government to provide life insurance for doctors and other health workers in the front line.