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.