Doctors suspend indefinite strike
The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended its almost two months old industrial action.
Nigerian Doctors had embarked on an indefinite strike due to a disagreement with the federal government over the non-availability of medical equipment at public tertiary hospitals lately August 2021.
Many efforts by the federal government or courts to end the strike had been.
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But in a communique signed by Ekpe Philips Uche, who is currently The Nigerian Medical Association, Secretary-General , after the meeting was held among delegates of NMA and NARD on Sunday 3rd, 2021 in Abuja, the NMA advised NARD to suspend the indefinite strike.
NARD complied to the advice, which all Doctors suspend indefinite strike, after a long time.
NMA asked the National Officers Committee, NOC, to ensure the implementation of the memorandum of understanding signed with the federal government on August 21 2021.
According to NARD president, Godiya Ishaya, the association has officially called off the strike and will resume work on Wednesday.
In his speech he said: “We’ve officially suspended the strike to resume at 8:00 am on Wednesday. We made the decision in the wee hours of today. We held an emergency meeting from 5:30 pm on Sunday to the morning hours of today, and the NEC decided that having reviewed the progress made so far, the strike should be suspended.”