NARD threatens to begin strike on September 7.

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has announced that doctors nationwide will begin another strike from September 7.

The association made this known vis a statement signed by the President, Dr Aliyu Sokomba; Secretary, Dr Bilqis Mohammad, and the Publicity Secretary, Dr Egbogu.

PHOTO: NARD to begin nationwide strike on September 7

The strike is as a result of the failure of the government to meet with the demands that was made during the  21-day ultimatum that elapsed since August 17.

“NEC resolved to proceed on indefinite nationwide strike action from Monday 7th of September 2020 by 8:00am until the following conditions are met; immediate payment of the Medical Residency Training funding to all her members as approved in the revised 2020 budget; provision of genuine Group life insurance and death in service benefits for all health workers.

“Payment of the outstanding April/May and June COVID-19 inducement allowance to all health workers; determination of the revised hazard allowance for all health workers as agreed in previous meetings with relevant stakeholders; immediate payment of the salary shortfalls of 2014, 2015 and 2016.

 The statement also demanded that doctors working in tertiary health institutions should be placed on the appropriate salary grade level.

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