The National Association of Resident Doctors NARD has threatened to embark on an indefinite strike action beginning from June 15 over unpaid COVID-19 allowances among other issues.
In a statement released, NARD President, Dr. Aliyu Sokomba, accused the government of being insensitive to the demands of doctors. He said doctors in Isolation wards and treatment centers for COVID-19 will not be exempted from the strike action once it begins.
The demands of the resident doctors include
– Stoppage of Illegal deductions of Salaries by some state government
– Refund of illegally deducted salaries
-Non-payment of salaries of some members
-Non-payment of COVID19 inducement allowances
-Inadequate supply of Personal Protective Equipment
-Harassment and Assault of Doctors in the line of duty.
– Failure of government to provide life insurance for doctors and other health workers in the frontline.