Resident Doctors Suspend Strike

Resident Doctors Suspend Strike

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The management of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended its one-week warning strike which it embarked upon on Wednesday, May 17.

This was disclosed by the President of the association, Dr. Emeka Orji, in a telephone conversation with Channels Television.

He said the association suspended the action for two weeks after reaching some agreement with the government on Friday.

He, however, stated that the doctors will meet again on the second day of June this year to review progress made with the agreement signed after which the association will decide on their next line of action.

The Resident doctors and the Federal Government had initially reached an agreement over the five-day warning strike embarked upon by the association.

The Federal Government had promised to consider their request, and agreed that the warning strike be called off.

The doctors are demanding, among other things, the payment of all salary arrears for their members as well as the immediate upgrade of infrastructure in public hospitals.

On May 17, NARD began a five-day warning strike to press home its demands after a 14-day ultimatum to the government lapsed.

The union directed its members to resume work today by 8.00am

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