Resident doctors begin indefinite strike today
Written by Taiwo Adekola on July 26, 2023
The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors NARD declared an indefinite strike yesterday night.
NARD President, Dr Emeka Orji, who disclosed this to our correspondent, said the strike will begin today, July 26, 2023, at 12am. Orji said the decision was made during the July National Executive Council meeting in Lagos.
The doctors are demanding the implementation of the one-for-one replacement policy for healthcare workers; the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria to discontinue the downgrading of the membership certificate issued by the West African Postgraduate Medical and Surgical Colleges; the immediate payment of all salary arrears; the implementation of the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure; a new hazard allowance; and the domestication of the Medical Residency Training Act; among others.