Resident Doctors Suspends Nationwide Strike

Members of Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has on Friday suspended the strike they embarked upon on July 26, 2023.

President of NARD, Dr. Emeka Orji, disclosed that the resident doctors would resume work at 8am on Saturday.

“We just suspended the strike. Work to resume at 8am tomorrow (Saturday). We will review progress made in two weeks,” he said.

The doctors are demanding the immediate payment of the 2023 Medical Residency Training Fund, the immediate release of the circular on one-for-one replacement, the payment of skipping arrears, and the upward review of the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure in line with full salary restoration to the 2014 value of CONMESS.

They also demanded the payment of the arrears of consequential adjustment of minimum to the omitted doctors, the reversal of the downgrading of the membership certificate by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.

Orji had earlier revealed that of the release of the circular for the one-for-one replacement of clinical staff, and the payment of the 2023 Medical Residency Training Fund were the minimum conditions to call off its indefinite strike, among others.

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