July 12, 2024

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Resident doctors begin strike today, woo other health workers

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The Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors has said its
nationwide strike scheduled to commence today
( Monday) will go ahead because the Federal
Government has yet to invite its leadership for a
meeting .
The Chairman of Resident Doctor kano state Doctor Abubakar Na Goma Usman stated this today during press conference at Aminu Teaching Hospital.

He said the Nigerian Medical Association,
Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria , National Association
of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives and others should
support the struggle for upward review of its hazard
allowance from the paltry sum of N 5 , 000 .

He said , “ The Federal Government has not invited us
to a meeting after we notified them that we will be
proceeding on strike .

We have directed all our
members across the country both federal and state
institutions to recommence the strike we suspended on
June 22 , 2020 .
“ We call on all other unions in the health sector , the
NMA, PSN , NANNM to support this struggle for upward
review of our hazard allowance from the paltry sum of
N 5, 000 .
“ The truth is that the current hazard can ’ t be compared
to the daily risks of hazard we face every day from the
current coronavirus to the Hepatitis B and C viruses .
The risks is just too much for N 5 , 000 . ”
Recall that NARD had resolved to commence an
indefinite strike with effect from Monday , September 7
2020 .

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