Doctors on coronavirus duty and others commence strike next week next week Monday

Doctors on coronavirus duty and others commence strike next week next week Monday

Doctors on coronavirus duty and others commence strike next week next week Monday

The doctors on coronavirus ( Covid-19) duty and others will commence strike next week next week Monday June 15 2020.

The National President of NARD ( National Association of Resident Doctors),  Dr Aliyu Sokomba, said this in an official letter with reference number NARD/SG/2019-2020/070620/246.

The association said the call to strike also includes doctors attending to COVID-19 patients and other emergencies.

The NARD President said the strike would be total regardless of the current pandemic.

Sokomba said the action had become necessary due to the failure of the government to redeem its pledges especially in the areas of salary arrears and working conditions.

The letter read in part, “The strike shall, therefore, be total and indefinite. No service of any kind, be it emergency, care at COVID-19 treatment centres shall be exempted and members including all resident doctors, medical officers below the rank of principal medical officer, and house officers are expected to be part of the strike.”

While sympathising with Nigerians and patients as a whole, the doctors said they could no longer condone government neglect.

NARD said the plight of its members in state health facilities was sometimes worse than those at the federal institutions.