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Resident Doctors To Begin Warning Strike Wednesday


The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has declared a five-day warning strike following the failure of the Federal Government to meet its demands.

The decision was reached after its six and half hours extraordinary National Executive Council meeting held virtually on Monday.

The resident doctors said the strike will commence at exactly 8 am on Wednesday, May 17, and till Monday, May 22, at 8 am.

Tribune reports that NARD had on April 29, 2023, issued a two-week ultimatum to the Federal Government to meet its demands or face industrial action.

The ultimatum ended on Saturday, May 13, 2023, as the doctors are demanding an immediate increment in the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure to the tune of 200 per cent of the current gross salaries of doctors.

The resident doctors also want the immediate withdrawal of the bill seeking to compel medical and dental graduates to render five-year compulsory services in Nigeria before being granted full licences to practise.

They also want the immediate implementation of CONMESS, domestication of the Medical Residency Training Act, and review of hazard allowance by all the state governments as well as private tertiary health institutions where any form of residency training is done; among others.

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