Resident doctors threaten fresh strike Aug 17

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Resident Covid-19 Treatment Doctors ready to resume striker due to unpaid Covid-19 dues by the Federal Government.

 

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The National Association of Resident Doctors has given the Federal Government is period of two weeks to commence payment of Staffs or else face the Striker which has been scheduled to resume on Monday, 17th August 2020.

 

While demanding the payment of COVID-19 hazard allowance to members which, it said, was long overdue, NARD called on the government and the National Assembly to probe the non-enrolment of healthcare workers for the Group Life Insurance and non-payment of death-in-service benefit to the next-of-kin of its fallen heroes, despite claims of payment to insurance companies.

 

This information was made known by the President of NARD, Dr Aliyu Sokomba, who revealed the information in Abuja on Saturday while reading to journalists a communique issued after its virtual National Executive Council meeting and scientific conference held at the Gombe International Hotel between July 20 and 25 2020.

He said :

“NEC resolved to extend the suspension of our strike action by three weeks to give the government time to address our demands, failure of which will leave us with no choice other than to resume the suspended strike on Monday, August 17 2020.”