Health Sector Resident doctors agree to call of strike after sack threat

The NARD reached the decision on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, after a meeting with other health officials.

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Doctors in an operating room (Photo used for illustrative purposes)

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The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has agreed to suspend its strike.

The NARD reached the decision on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, after a meeting with other health officials.

The strike will be suspended till the association holds another meeting on July 14.

The suspension comes after the federal government ordered the chief medical directors and medical directors of federal tertiary hospitals to fill the vacancies created by resident doctors who had “abandoned” their training programme by refusing to report for work.

The order was given by Health Minister, Isaac Adewole and was contained in a circular signed by the permanent secretary of the Federal Ministry of Health, Amina Shamaki.

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