NLNG Corporate Caring banner First bank SME Connect Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Resident doctors begin nationwide strike Wednesday

By News Express on 10/05/2016

Gmail icon

Views: 2,215


The relative peace in the health sector appears to be shaky as the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) warms up for a nationwide strike which begins from 8:00 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday)

Speaking today on the recurrent crisis in the nation’s health sector, especially among health professionals, NARD laid the blame at the door steps of non-medical practitioners.

The organisation argued that many non-doctors who had wanted to become doctors failed university admission test set by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and eventually accepted to study other health-related programmes adjudged by the public to be lower in value than Medicine. It said that when such people graduate and find themselves in the working environment with doctors, they aspire to lord themselves over the doctors.

The association directed its members across public hospitals in the country to suspend services from tomorrow morning, directing that hospitals are to remain shut till next week Monday to pressurise government to meet its demands.

The President of NARD, Dr Muhammad Askira, stated these while reading to journalists the communique issued at the end of the association’s Extraordinary National Executive Council Meeting in Abuja, co-signed by the Secretary-General of NARD, Dr. Ibrahim Kuburi and Publicity/Social Secretary, Dr. Eugene Ahuruezenma.

He said government had failed to meet demands of the practitioners, even after recent assurances from President Muhammadu Buhari, when he met with leadership of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and assured the doctors of prompt attention to their grievances.

According to him, the indefinite strike earlier planned for last Monday has been shelved. He explained that the association would further take a decision on next line of action at the end of this month.

Askira said that issues considered at the NEC meeting include resident doctors who work in states of the country that are yet to be paid their salaries; skipping and all accrued arrears for doctors yet to be implemented in most hospitals in the country; unpaid December salaries of doctors in some federal hospitals; and house officers’ entry steps not effected.

The doctors also lamented that a committee promised by government on residency training is yet to take off, while some of their members sacked by government had not been recalled.

Part of the communiqué reads: “After exhaustive deliberations, the NEC made the following resolution: that the proposed indefinite strike action due to commence on 9th May 2016 has been shelved. That a five-day nationwide warning strike will be embarked upon commencing from Wednesday 11 May, 2016 by 8am for work to resume on Monday 16 May, 2016 by 8am prompt. That NARD will review the situation at our Ordinary General Meeting holding from 30 May, 2016.

“This decision is to press home our demands for implementation, in one hand, and also to enable the government enough time to expedite action in areas not adequately addressed.

“…NARD appreciates the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari, the Leadership of the National Assembly, including all the members of the Senate and House Committees of Heath and Labour matters, NEC members and all well-meaning Nigerians for their positive roles since the beginning of this impasse.”

•Photo shows Nigerian medical doctors during a protest march.

Source News Express

Posted 10/05/2016 9:18:37 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
US religious envoy to visit Nigeria

Ekiti Court declares EFCC powerless to investigate state...

Wema Bank holds AGM, commits to sustainable growth...

The dangers ahead, By Olusegun Adeniyi

Benue decrees five-year jail term for cattle rearers...

Ohanaeze Ndigbo denies receiving N300m to endorse party...

Our change agenda real, irreversible —Minister

Lawyer storms court to stop Anambra governorship election;...

IGP calls for stronger police/civilian bond

Terrorism: Buhari calls for greater Commonwealth support for...

BREAKING NEWS: 9 suicide bombers target Maiduguri

Kogi/Bayelsa elections: ICPC deploys undercover agents to check...

 

Latest News Nine-year-old genius set to graduate from university Dismissed soldier, two-month-old baby detained for alleged armed robbery ICPC Uncovers N12bn Salary Fraud in MDAs Nigerian surgeons rescue bricklayer with hammer stuck in his neck Confessions of a Church General Overseer: Why I started selling unborn babies Suspension of Obaseki, others null and void – South-South APC Bayelsa Election: APC Is Still In Race, Says Oshiomhole NAF jets track down fleeing terrorists in Borno Guber Election: Cover your faces in shame, Kogi PDP tells APC leaders •Tells Kogi people not to be deceived Army arrest 27 over drug peddling, human trafficking JAMB 2019: CBT centres proprietors blame JAMB for biometric failure Jonathan: only electronic voting can solve election problems (The Nation)

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (562,168 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (452,024 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (401,034 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (335,227 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (303,362 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (280,260 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (258,642 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (256,784 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (238,271 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (224,622 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (201,225 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (197,982 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (108) Business & Economy (4,569) Business Verdict (86) Columnists (1,143) Complaints & Requests (97) Enterprise & Opportunities (219) Entertainment (703) Features (844) Global Business Monitor (493) ICT Monitor (67) International (4,206) Interview (211) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (176) Maggie's Blog (481) News (53,959) Opinion (1,418) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,729) Religion (1,119) Sports (2,224) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera