Following the expiration of the 21-day ultimatum issued to the Federal Government on August 17, the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, (NARD) has threatened to embark on another nationwide strike beginning from Monday, September 7.
This was contained in a statement signed by the association’s President, Dr. Aliyu Sokomba, Secretary, Dr. Bilqis Mohammad, and Publicity Secretary, Dr. Egbogu Stanley.
The association stated that it will go ahead with the planned industrial action until the government meet its requets.
According to the NARD, The requests include, immediate payment of the Medical Residency Training funding to all her members, provision of genuine Group life insurance and death in service benefits for all health workers.
Others are payment of the outstanding April/May and June COVID-19 inducement allowance to all health workers, determination of the revised hazard allowance for all health workers and the immediate payment of the salary shortfalls of 2014, 2015 and 2016.
The NARD also requested that doctors working under the various tertiary health institutions should be placed on appropriate salary grade level and universal implementation of the Medical Residency Training Act of 2017 in all state tertiary health institutions.
The association, however listed payment of all arrears owed our members in Federal and states tertiary health institutions as part of its requests.
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