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Date: 06 Aug, 2020

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Doctors embark on indefinite strike amid spiking COVID-19 cases

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By Lucky10

June 15th, 2020

 
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Members of the National Association of
Resident Doctors (NARD ) have embarked
on an indefinite nationwide strike.
The association president Dr Aliyu
Sokomba announced this while
addressing a press conference on Monday
in Abuja .
Sokomba said that the union exempted
its members working in various
coronavirus (COVID - 19) isolation and
treatment centres across the country
from participating in the strike.
But he said that exemption of the
members attending to COVID - 19 patients
was for two weeks before they join the
industrial action .
He explained that the union took the
decision to go on strike as a result of the
failed series of meetings between the
doctors and the Federal Government in
the last two weeks .
According to the NARD president , the
meetings have failed to resolve the
lingering industrial disputes which
include the non- payment of special
allowances for the resident doctors .
He also decried the deplorable state of
hospitals and the lack of protective
equipment for members of the union
treating COVID - 19 patients .
Sokomba added that this has exposed
many of their colleagues to coronavirus
and resulted in the death of some of
them .

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MD avatar

MD

2 months ago

Yes if dey r not paid

checkmate01 avatar

checkmate01

2 months ago

Dis is serious even our medical personnels av abandon us because of a failed system

Rufahin10 avatar

Rufahin10

4 weeks ago

Allah help us, we are really seeking for ur help oo

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Razak1010

3 weeks ago

Please pay our doctor