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Resident Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike January 2 by abinsco25(m): 7:10am On Dec 20, 2016
The National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, Monday, vowed to shut down the health sector with effect from January 2, 2017, should the Federal Government fail to implement all the outstanding agreements with the union.

It described the planned industrial action as painful but the last option, having exhausted all windows of dialogue.

President of NARD, Dr. Onyebuchi John Ugochukwu, who addressed a press briefing in Enugu equally directed members to start putting on “black ward gown” as a sign of death of health facilities in the country.

Ugochukwu, who was flanked by the association’s national treasurer and public relations officer, Dr. Ugwuoke Aloy Ifedinso and Dr. Asinobi Ugoeze chided the Federal Ministry of health for allowing the sector to deteriorate into a very sorry and unmanageable state.

He, therefore, declared that: “all agreements of the July 14th 2016 mediation meeting with the Honourable Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara must be implemented immediately.

“The Ministry of health should be responsible enough to honour such high level agreement reached by all the parties.

“If they fail to do so, we are directing all our members to proceed on indefinite action with effect from January 2, 2016. We have already notified all the appropriate bodies on the ultimatum which will expire on the said day.”

In a 15-point resolution, which was a fallout of the NARD’s National Executive Council Meeting held in Abuja, he called on the Federal Government to “as a matter of urgency, institute mechanisms to stem the rot in the health sector and ensure that quality healthcare is accessible to all Nigerians.”

He decried the poor budgetary allocation to the health ministry, noting that adequate provision and planning should be made for both manpower and infrastructural development in subsequent budgets.

While the expressing sadness over the number of deaths recorded in this year’s orientation exercise for members of the National Youth Service Corps, the NARP President called on the government to ensure adequate funding, staffing and equipping of NYSC clinics and other healthy outstations.

He stressed that the Federal Government should put in place more articulate and accessible emergency response protocols to reduce the impact of such similar disasters in future.

On the bad discriminatory treatment against its members, the NARD demanded that “resident doctors are pensionable and the deduction and remittance of pension contribution should be fully entrenched in all institutions in line with The Pension Reform Act 2014.

“Resident doctors must be enrolled into the IPPIS platform without further delay.”

“The December 2015 salaries of our members in FMC Owerre must be paid immediately”, he further stated, adding that government’s implementation of “no work no pay” rule on doctors was a grave injustice.

The NARD President said whereas other professional bodies which embarked on industrial action had their salaries paid, it was strange that the “no work no pay” rule was only being applied on doctors.

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Re: Resident Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike January 2 by DonLo: 7:17am On Dec 20, 2016
Should doctor go on strike? Most of us will say no but if you've been to most public hospital and see for yourself the extent of neglect then you'll know we're in for a long thing. If occasional strike can help correct something's maybe we need it after all. The man at the helm of affair is a dullard who after budgeting billions of naira for Aso rock clinic (more than the budgetary allocation for all government own teaching hospital) would still travel to UK for ear infection and also have Kyari travel out to treat cold. Since I was born I have never seen an hypocrite like Buhari. If Buhari knows the number of people that will suffer for this strike he will make sure they don't go on strike but what do I know. He is more concern for his cows than Nigerians.

Let me advice you young doctors, write PLAB or USMLE and leave Nigeria when you still can. When you all leave, the government eyes go clear. Nigeria is a time bomb with a teke teke movement already in it last seconds, waiting to explode.

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Re: Resident Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike January 2 by veekid(m): 7:41am On Dec 20, 2016

buhari sef

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Re: Resident Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike January 2 by Dannieln1(m): 7:42am On Dec 20, 2016
on a more serious note the health sector in this we country is in shambles and need a total reform


please FG should do something bout this coz this is the only hope of an average nigerian who cant afford the overseas

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Re: Resident Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike January 2 by Aburi001: 7:42am On Dec 20, 2016
NUPENG and PENGASSAN to embark on a warning strike next month shocked

Arik workers brace for indefinite strike shocked

Resident Doctors to go on strike January 2017 shocked

I do hope 2017 will not be a year of strikes as 2016 is a year of Recession? grin

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Re: Resident Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike January 2 by brunofarad(m): 7:42am On Dec 20, 2016
Who do I blame now ? undecided













I blame MMM grin




Pls let govt resolve the issue asap

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Re: Resident Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike January 2 by chiefolododo(m): 7:42am On Dec 20, 2016
Amen
Re: Resident Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike January 2 by SmellingAnus(m): 7:43am On Dec 20, 2016
Ok

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Re: Resident Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike January 2 by Mockinbird: 7:43am On Dec 20, 2016
Many patients will die.. I think the daura govt is diabolic.

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Re: Resident Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike January 2 by Nobody: 7:43am On Dec 20, 2016
Terrible news...
Re: Resident Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike January 2 by eezeribe(m): 7:44am On Dec 20, 2016
Bad
Re: Resident Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike January 2 by kingphilip(m): 7:44am On Dec 20, 2016
This is just the implementation of ordinary agreement they entered into.. They're not even demanding for a new one..

It'll be a grave injustice if there request isn't met and they're allowed to proceed with the indefinite strike

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Re: Resident Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike January 2 by samx4real(m): 7:44am On Dec 20, 2016
FG should just sack them and employ new Docs.












These resident Doctors too dey disturb.



In case u don't know... FG don't care about you and I

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Re: Resident Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike January 2 by teamchocolate: 7:45am On Dec 20, 2016
Thank u o jare Mr president..... luth workers never even collect November salary..... not to talk of December... only in Nigeria....

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Re: Resident Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike January 2 by emeka2847: 7:45am On Dec 20, 2016
Government of failed promises

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Re: Resident Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike January 2 by SenatorTobijah(m): 7:47am On Dec 20, 2016
Nothing is working in Nigeria, NOTHING! I really wish I could do this to Buhari right now

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Re: Resident Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike January 2 by Atiku2019: 7:47am On Dec 20, 2016
cry cry cry cry
Re: Resident Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike January 2 by Dc4life(m): 7:48am On Dec 20, 2016
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Re: Resident Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike January 2 by Olanna45(f): 7:48am On Dec 20, 2016
samx4real:
FG should just sack them and employ new Docs.












These resident Doctors too dey disturb.
Just listen to your self... So people demanding for their remuneration are disturbing....SMH for some Nigerians

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Re: Resident Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike January 2 by teamchocolate: 7:49am On Dec 20, 2016
Employ new ones from where? Ghana? Even ghanian doctors are better paid and work in a more conducive environment .. For your information Nigerian doctors are the least paid world over that's why Nigerian doctors are leaving for Namibia... imagine? Namibia. ..

In luth in 2016, over 20 doctors have resigned... and more are leaving....
Mw your leaders are going abroad for health care so continue ... grin


samx4real:
FG should just sack them and employ new Docs.












These resident Doctors too dey disturb.

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Re: Resident Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike January 2 by babdap: 7:49am On Dec 20, 2016
Resident doctors and strike are like bread and butter. I knew there would be strike considering the antecedence of the Minister of Health to the resident doctors when he was at UCH.

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Re: Resident Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike January 2 by pair36(m): 7:51am On Dec 20, 2016
Many will wonder why doctors always go on strike. This is the simple truth. Govt holds meetings with them and both parties come to an agreement. While the doctors will honor their own part of the agreement, government will not. Weeks, months and even years will pass and still the government will act like there was no agreement in the first place.

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Re: Resident Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike January 2 by Sempumping: 7:54am On Dec 20, 2016
samx4real:
FG should just sack them and employ new Docs.


These resident Doctors too dey disturb.

undecided you think with your As*

Some have not even been paid for last month ,and they are still working ,taking calls in a substandard work environment

They should all find a way to leave this f**k country ...
So buhari can employ his expatriate from the UK to work under same condition .....

Directionless President .....Blind nation

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Re: Resident Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike January 2 by Lanre4uonly(m): 7:56am On Dec 20, 2016
This is very worrisome. The Federal Government should just do the needful by implementing their agreement with the resident doctors.

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Re: Resident Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike January 2 by Sempumping: 7:57am On Dec 20, 2016
SenatorTobijah:
Nothing is working in Nigeria, NOTHING! I really wish I could do this to Buhari right now


I'm with you

Let me when u think ur wishes uld come true ,so I can join u
Re: Resident Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike January 2 by Mayflowa(m): 7:58am On Dec 20, 2016
teamchocolate:
Thank u o jare Mr president..... luth workers never even collect November salary..... not to talk of December... only in Nigeria....

Why den never pay LUTH november? Other federal agencies have been paid. Something is wrong with LUTH itself

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Re: Resident Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike January 2 by dokyOloye: 7:59am On Dec 20, 2016
teamchocolate:
Thank u o jare Mr president..... luth workers never even collect November salary..... not to talk of December... only in Nigeria....
Not only LUTH ooo.Many centres are involved.
FMC Keffi was last paid in September.
I implore well meaning Nigerians to quietly ask and know what is happening in govt hospitals.
No light in my center for nearly a month nw due to electricity debt to d DISCO,pharmacy is empty,I'm talking abt an emergency room in a very busy hospital.No oxygen in d emergency,even ordinary nebulisar for asthmatic patient is unavailable as d old one has broken down.
U cannot suction an accident victim cos d inverter cannot carry d suction machine,pharmacy is empty and in d heat of d moment,if U shout at d pharmacist,if he's patient enuf,he'll remind U that management /govt is owing all their suppliers.
Imagine trying to set a line on a HIV patient and d blood accidentally spilt on U and U remember U are taking this risk with 3 months salary arrears?

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Re: Resident Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike January 2 by teamchocolate: 8:02am On Dec 20, 2016
Na so we dey do am every year o. .. December 2015 salary was paid in March 2016.
Mayflowa:


Why den never pay LUTH november? Other federal agencies have been paid. Something is wrong with LUTH itself
Re: Resident Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike January 2 by teamchocolate: 8:03am On Dec 20, 2016
That's the point all this nonesense must stop


dokyOloye:
Not only LUTH ooo.Many centres are involved.
FMC Keffi was last paid in September.
Re: Resident Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike January 2 by samx4real(m): 8:06am On Dec 20, 2016
Olanna45:
Just listen to your self... So people demanding for their remuneration are disturbing....SMH for some Nigerians






No vex everybody has being looking for his/her remuneration. Ask Oga Bubu from Daura
Re: Resident Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike January 2 by ebyooc: 8:10am On Dec 20, 2016
dokyOloye:
Not only LUTH ooo.Many centres are involved.
FMC Keffi was last paid in September.

FMC Yenagoa was last paid in August.

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Re: Resident Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike January 2 by samx4real(m): 8:11am On Dec 20, 2016
teamchocolate:
Employ new ones from where? Ghana? Even ghanian doctors are better paid.. For your information Nigerian doctors are the least paid world over that's why Nigerian doctors are leaving for Namibia... imagine? Namibia. ..

In luth in 2016, over 20 doctors have resigned... and more are leaving....
Mw your leaders are going abroad for health care so continue ... grin




FG "love"what they are seen that's why they are insensitive to any request.

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