Resident Doctors in Nigeria threaten to go on strike over unpaid COVID-19 allowances

Resident Doctors in Nigeria threaten to go on strike over unpaid COVID-19 allowances


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 the followings:

- 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.

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