The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has officially put an end to its nationwide indefinite strike that had persisted for over two weeks.
This decision comes after intensive negotiations between NARD and the Federal Government after which the leadership of the association instructed all its members to resume on the 12th of August.
This was contained in a statement by the president of the association Emeka Orji indicating that they will closely monitor the progress of the implementation of agreements reached with the government.
According to NARD chief, the doctors are advocating for eight key points, which include the hiring of additional personnel to fill the positions of doctors who have migrated or passed away.
” Our members are suffering. Nigerians are suffering too. When you don’t have the right number of doctors in the hospital, there is no way it is not going to affect the healthcare service delivery system. And nobody has come out to tell us that what we are saying is not true,” he maintained.
“The government on its own set up a ministerial committee that came up with a guideline since February this year, why hasn’t that guideline been circularised?” he asked.
Reports say, that the striking doctors had given a 72-hour ultimatum for their demands to be met before they would end their strike
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