Resident doctors call off nationwide action

Responding to the strike action on Tuesday, the government ordered the sack of all the doctors and declared their positions vacant.

Striking doctors - Photo for illustrative purpose

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), had on Monday, June 20, embarked the strike action in protest of the non-payment 10 months salaries of some of its members.

The association also demanded an end to the inappropriate placement of members in both states and federal tertiary hospitals across the nation, as well as the sacking of members in some hospitals, and under-funding of the residency training programme.

This presumably necessitated NARD to call off the industrial action.

Announcing the development on Saturday, June 25, NARD President, Mohammed Askira, said the strike was called off to reduce the suffering of Nigerians who have had no access to medical care since the beginning of the action.

He called on the government to implement the agreement it reached with the association before July 14, assuring his colleagues that none of them would be victimised for joining the struggle.

Askira assured that resident doctors will resume duties on Monday, June 27.

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