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Speaker Abbas Meets Resident Doctors Over Looming Strike

There was a meeting between the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas and members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) on Monday, at the National Assembly, in Abuja.

The first Vice-president of NARD, Nnamdi Ndi-Ezuma; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Special Duties, Okokon Udo, are among those attending the meeting.

The purpose of the meeting is to address and find a solution to the imminent strike by resident doctors occasioned by their demands.

Some of the demands include massive recruitment of clinical staff in hospitals; immediate infrastructural development in hospitals and an allocation of at least 15% of budgetary provisions to health.

Others are immediate payment of the 2023 medical residency training fund (MRTF); and the immediate increment in the consolidated medical salary structure (CONMESS) to the tune of 200% of the gross salary of doctors.

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