Resident doctors to resume work on Friday
Finally, the striking Resident Doctors have suspended the 10 day old nationwide strike. To this end, the leadership of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) directed all its members working in various federal public health institutions to resume works as from Friday, 15th September, 2017.
Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment who conveyee the resolution via a text, expressed delight very the development.
According to the message, all the parties involved in the negotiation including Federal Government, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and NARD are to reconvey in a forth night to evaluate the implementation of the agreements reached at the tripartite meeting.
“After due consideration of the efforts by Government and progress made in addressing the items on the notice of our ultimatum, and strike, as well as implementing the contents of the re-negotiated MTS.
NARD resolved to suspend her 10 days strike, and to re-access situation in two weeks at our AGM in Abuja.
“Accordingly, members are to resume work 8:00am, Friday, 15th September, 2017,” John Onyebueze, NARD
President NARD said in a memo sent to the Minister.
Ngige, also a trained medical doctor, chaired series of conciliatory meeting attended by Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health and National Executive Council of NARD and NMA held in Abuja.
Our Correspondent gathered that the arrears of salary and allowances owed by Federal Government has been paid into the respective accounts of each of the Federal Hospitals affected in negotiation.
Abraham Olorunmibe of Fabram Hospital, Suleja, Niger State, who spoke with our Correspondent, bemoaned the plight of several patient who were on referral from various private hospitals but were turned back die to absence of resident doctors at various Federal Medical Centres.
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