Resident Doctors Embark on Nationwide Strike Despite President Buhari Begs

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From an information garnered by  Dr. Onyebueze John the President of National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD) this morning, whom announced that resident Doctors nationwide has embarked on an indefinite strike following a decision by the resident doctors  after “rising from their NEC meeting, which started by 7pm yesterday (Sunday) and ended 3am today (Monday)”.
According to the President he said ”NARD has resolved to reject the promissory offer from government, and proceed on total and indefinite strike action until all items in her demand list for strike action are resolved by government.”

The Association also releases their demand as signed by the President  Dr Onyebueze John; Secretary General, Dr Aneke Emmanuel and Publicity Secretary, Dr Asinobi Ugoeze, as follows;

  1. The resident doctors demanded their immediate enrollment on the IPPIS platform without further delay.
  2. The circularisation of house officer entry point despite various collective agreements on same.
    The plan of the Federal Government to stagnate the promotion of resident doctors.
  3. The delay in payment of salary shortfalls experienced between January and May 2017 as well as outstanding shortfalls from 2016.
  4. The cloud of poor working conditions and poor remunerations that our members in the state Tertiary health institutions have endured despite our appeals to relevant stakeholders and having proffered viable solutions to the quagmire.
  5. The recent attempts by official as of some Federal Government parastatals to erode the proper placement for resident doctors on their appropriate grade levels and steps which was noted with dismay.
  6. The activities of some past and current top officials of the Ministry of Health who are our life members which are viewed as inimical to the welfare and progress of the association.

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