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Resident Doctors Go On Indefinite Strike Over Nonpayment, Lack Of PPE by Nemere2020: 11:38am On Jun 15, 2020
Members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have embarked on an indefinite nationwide strike.

NARD President, Dr Aliyu Sokomba, announced this while addressing a press conference on Monday in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.

He noted that the union has decided to exempt its members working in various coronavirus (COVID-19) isolation and treatment centres across the country.

This followed the virtual extra-ordinary National Executive Council meeting of the association held on Sunday.

Dr Sokomba, however, stated that exemption of the members attending to COVID-19 patients was for two weeks before they join the industrial action.

He explained that the union took the decision to go on strike as a result of the failed series of meetings between the doctors and the Federal Government in the last two weeks.

According to the NARD president, the meetings have failed to resolve the lingering industrial disputes which include the non-payment of special allowances for the resident doctors.

He also decried the deplorable state of hospitals and the lack of protective equipment for members of the union treating COVID-19 patients.


Dr Sokomba added that this has exposed many of their colleagues to coronavirus and resulted in the death of some of them.

The doctors embark on the industrial action after they warned last week that they would take what they described as “the painful decision” following the inability of the government to meet their demands.

All resident doctors, medical officers below the rank of Principal Medical Officer (PMO), and House Officers across all the Federal and State Hospitals in Nigeria are expected to join the strike.

The association asked the government to make alternative arrangements for the care of patients, including those at the COVID-19 isolation centres as its members there would join the industrial action in two weeks’ time.

Its demands include the provision of adequate PPE for all healthcare workers and immediate reversal of the disengagement of all 26 resident doctors at the University Teaching Hospital in Jos, the Plateau State capital.

Others are the universal implementation of the Medical Residency Training Act in all Federal and State Hospitals and ensuring pay parity among doctors of equal cadre.

The doctors also asked the government to implement the revised hazard and payment of agreed COVID-19 inducement allowances, as well as stop and immediately refund all cuts in salaries of their colleagues in Kaduna and other states
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Re: Resident Doctors Go On Indefinite Strike Over Nonpayment, Lack Of PPE by thesicilian: 11:40am On Jun 15, 2020
It's only in this country that essential workers will threaten to go on strike over deplorable working conditions and the government will ignore them.

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Re: Resident Doctors Go On Indefinite Strike Over Nonpayment, Lack Of PPE by Fragility6: 12:03pm On Jun 15, 2020
Hypocrites. Doctors and lecturers in Nigeria are wicked and devilish. U saw d trend below of how dose Luth health workers attended to dat dying man same way university lectures devilishly fail students for reasons best known to dem...D govt still have dier own blame bt trust me even if d doctors n lecturers in Nigeria are paid well n given good working conditions, dey would still act unethical n evil to dier subjects.I no know why dey feel dey gods wen doing dier jobs.Its as if wickedness is dier natural habitat

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Re: Resident Doctors Go On Indefinite Strike Over Nonpayment, Lack Of PPE by Nobody: 12:03pm On Jun 15, 2020
Which kain country be dis?!

Why won't you people be unfortunate?
When just around 25% of your GREEDY and useless old fool generation leaders are the ones determining your fate.

All the remaining 50% youths population engage in is:
APC Vs PDP
Arewa vs igbos vs yoruba etc
And
Christians Vs Muslims Vs pagans Vs atheists?

Una never ready...

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Re: Resident Doctors Go On Indefinite Strike Over Nonpayment, Lack Of PPE by MarcC: 12:03pm On Jun 15, 2020
Billions are shared for frivolities but very little are kept for essential sectors ..

NIGERIANS LET US STAND AGAINST CORRUPT SYSTEMS !

IF THERE IS NO SACRIFICE, THERE WOULD BE NO VICTORY!

DO AWAY WITH ETHNIC BIGOTRY AND FIGHT TOGETHER FOR A BETTER NIGERIA.. I AM PROUDLY NIGERIAN..

I AM IGBO, I LOVE HAUSAS , I LOVE YORUBAS.. I GREW UP AMONST THEM IN LAGOS
NO MATTER WAT THE BOKO HARAM ARE DOING TO RUIN OUR SOCIETY, I WILL NOT TAG ANY REGION WITH A BAD NAME

LET US START BY REJECTING THE SYSTEM THAT HAS BROUGHT US TO HATE EACH OTHER...

LET US STAND TOGETHER FOR A GREATER NIGERIA

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Re: Resident Doctors Go On Indefinite Strike Over Nonpayment, Lack Of PPE by Nobody: 12:03pm On Jun 15, 2020
Ha!
Re: Resident Doctors Go On Indefinite Strike Over Nonpayment, Lack Of PPE by gambia(m): 12:03pm On Jun 15, 2020
Nigeria JAGA JAGA
Re: Resident Doctors Go On Indefinite Strike Over Nonpayment, Lack Of PPE by Nobody: 12:03pm On Jun 15, 2020
They should be sacked. Silly people! Acting like gods, treating patients like animals

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Re: Resident Doctors Go On Indefinite Strike Over Nonpayment, Lack Of PPE by Nobody: 12:04pm On Jun 15, 2020
Who can blame doctors for leaving Nigeria. Why remain here and earn peanuts (only when corrupt officials feel like paying) under terrible work conditions when you can leave and earn many times your salary? And in a system where you will be appreciated?

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Re: Resident Doctors Go On Indefinite Strike Over Nonpayment, Lack Of PPE by NaijadrivaCars: 12:04pm On Jun 15, 2020
Na was for Naija
Re: Resident Doctors Go On Indefinite Strike Over Nonpayment, Lack Of PPE by eagleonearth(m): 12:04pm On Jun 15, 2020
Nigeria is a country where cows are more valued than human lives. Look at Nenelyn's narrative of how the father died out of carelessness of doctors. I suffered same thing when I had an accident and was taken to LUTH. The female doctor on duty didn't even notice that a human being was in pain. Now look at doctors embarking on industrial action in the midst of the overwhelming health challenges facing the nation.

Abroad just dey hungry me like mad. This our nation don dey scare me oo

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Re: Resident Doctors Go On Indefinite Strike Over Nonpayment, Lack Of PPE by ferdvict2(m): 12:04pm On Jun 15, 2020
Can they sell this country and balance me please!!!

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Re: Resident Doctors Go On Indefinite Strike Over Nonpayment, Lack Of PPE by Slawormir: 12:04pm On Jun 15, 2020
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Too bad

Everybody just dey misbehave for this country

Essential workers don't go on strike

There are ways to channel their grievances

Not by staging a mass strike
Re: Resident Doctors Go On Indefinite Strike Over Nonpayment, Lack Of PPE by techmo(m): 12:04pm On Jun 15, 2020
politicians, nigerian doctors and nigerian police only care about one thing.. and its money

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Re: Resident Doctors Go On Indefinite Strike Over Nonpayment, Lack Of PPE by wholenezer(m): 12:04pm On Jun 15, 2020
Nigeria my country...
Nawa oooh

I don't even know what to say....
Re: Resident Doctors Go On Indefinite Strike Over Nonpayment, Lack Of PPE by Prophylactic: 12:05pm On Jun 15, 2020
The health care system is in chaos, many of the essential things are lacking, The CMDs are not any better, even common reagents as cheap as 250naira often at times are lacking, so PPE being unavailable is no surprise because an average Nigerian is greedy, till the day we decide to be accountable in this country is the day things will begin to take shape

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Re: Resident Doctors Go On Indefinite Strike Over Nonpayment, Lack Of PPE by yanabasee1(m): 12:05pm On Jun 15, 2020
Nigeria is hell....


Doctors going on strike because of poor governance and adequate attention to the health sector at a pandemic period like this......



Somebody needs to make plans to get another citizenship.... I wish i could be like Diezanie right now....

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Re: Resident Doctors Go On Indefinite Strike Over Nonpayment, Lack Of PPE by laosy(m): 12:05pm On Jun 15, 2020
Re: Resident Doctors Go On Indefinite Strike Over Nonpayment, Lack Of PPE by Razy75g: 12:05pm On Jun 15, 2020
What a careless and hopeless government led by head slammers

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Re: Resident Doctors Go On Indefinite Strike Over Nonpayment, Lack Of PPE by Mindlog: 12:06pm On Jun 15, 2020
Disheartening.
Re: Resident Doctors Go On Indefinite Strike Over Nonpayment, Lack Of PPE by encryptjay(m): 12:06pm On Jun 15, 2020
Naija! FG keeps dragging teachers and health workers on the same issue every time.

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Re: Resident Doctors Go On Indefinite Strike Over Nonpayment, Lack Of PPE by dokie: 12:06pm On Jun 15, 2020
Any hope for Nigeria?
Re: Resident Doctors Go On Indefinite Strike Over Nonpayment, Lack Of PPE by saraki2019(m): 12:06pm On Jun 15, 2020
Mhm bad
Re: Resident Doctors Go On Indefinite Strike Over Nonpayment, Lack Of PPE by chijioke17(m): 12:07pm On Jun 15, 2020
luxy44:
They should be sacked. Silly people! Acting like gods, treating patients like animals
Until your wife, husband or close relation comes down with covid in the course of discharging their duties, then you would understand just how silly and Demi goddish they are. It's all keyboards and clatters when you aren't the one on the hot seat

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Re: Resident Doctors Go On Indefinite Strike Over Nonpayment, Lack Of PPE by MansoryMX(m): 12:07pm On Jun 15, 2020
Mennnnnnnnnn this country yeye sha cheesy

Re: Resident Doctors Go On Indefinite Strike Over Nonpayment, Lack Of PPE by saraki2019(m): 12:07pm On Jun 15, 2020
May God help us, apart from provision of PPE for covid 19 all other issues are monetary, when you think we have heatless leaders, then the so-called populace are worst,
Come to think of it ASUU are on strike and now NMA are.going amid a pandemic.
When other country like new Zealand are coming out of the pandemic Nigerians doctors and suppose researchers are on holiday

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Re: Resident Doctors Go On Indefinite Strike Over Nonpayment, Lack Of PPE by pesty100(m): 12:08pm On Jun 15, 2020
All in a day's work in the zoo here
Re: Resident Doctors Go On Indefinite Strike Over Nonpayment, Lack Of PPE by SmartProf(m): 12:09pm On Jun 15, 2020
There must be something irredeemable about Nigeria, which generation after generation, the LCM is that nothing works. All sectors are in a mess, only politicians, their sycophants, and their relatives cash out. Well, we are used to all sorts of strikes here but my people, someday if u want a change, make urself a global citizen with abilities, skills and competencies beyond ur local sphere to function beyond ur nationality, so that you can escape permanently this hell embassy called Nigeria.

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Re: Resident Doctors Go On Indefinite Strike Over Nonpayment, Lack Of PPE by EyezofGod120: 12:10pm On Jun 15, 2020
Nigeria issa gone
Re: Resident Doctors Go On Indefinite Strike Over Nonpayment, Lack Of PPE by maxjax(m): 12:10pm On Jun 15, 2020
they should o undecided
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Re: Resident Doctors Go On Indefinite Strike Over Nonpayment, Lack Of PPE by yesloaded: 12:10pm On Jun 15, 2020
It's quite unfortunate
Re: Resident Doctors Go On Indefinite Strike Over Nonpayment, Lack Of PPE by bayelsaowei(m): 12:10pm On Jun 15, 2020
What is wrong with nigeria ? Should the doctors even be striking because of basic stuffs like allowances and PPEs? Shame on our government..where is that minister for health??

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