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Resident Doctors In Nigeria Embarked On Indefinite Nationwide Strike ~ The Press Tv


Members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have embarked on an indefinite nationwide strike.
NARD President, Dr Aliyu Sokomba, disclosed this while addressing a press conference on Monday in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
However, the union has decided to exempt its members working in various coronavirus (COVID-19) isolation and treatment centres across the country.
Dr Sokomba, stated that exemption of the members attending to COVID-19 patients was for two weeks before they join the industrial action.
He said 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.
The NARD president explained that 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.
Dr 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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