Resident Doctors Declare a Total Strike



Doctors under the aegis of Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have commenced an indefinite strike.

NARD President, Dr Emeka Orji, said the indefinite industrial action which they embarked on from Wednesday morning is due to the failure of government to meet their demands.

He said the decision was reached at the meeting held by the NARD NEC members on Tuesday in Lagos.

Recalled In early July, NARD issued a two-week ultimatum to the Federal Government for the implementation of all its demands.

Orji explained that  the association is demanding the immediate payment of the 2023 medical residency training fund (MRTF) and the immediate release of the circular on one-for-one replacement.

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NARD is also demanding payment of skipping arrears and upward review of consolidated medical salary structure (CONMESS) in line with full salary restoration to the 2014 value of CONMESS.

Other demands include payment of the arrears of consequential adjustment of minimum to the omitted doctors and reversal of the downgrading of the membership certificate by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN).












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