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The 10 Demands By Striking Doctors — And ‘FGs Responses So Far’ by References: 11:43am On Apr 08
The leadership of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) met on Wednesday and vowed to continue their nationwide strike until the federal government meets all their demands.

One week after the industrial action began, it has grounded activities in hospitals across the country but the resident doctors say, “a luta continua; vitória é certa“, which means, “the struggle continues; victory is certain”.

So, what is the bone of contention?

The communique issued after their meeting listed all the ten demands that prompted the strike and reappraised the federal government’s response for each of them.

TheCable has contacted the Federal Ministry of Health to confirm the doctors’ claims.

Here is the full list of the demands as shared in the communique issued by Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, NARD president (pictured above):

1. Immediate Payment of all salaries owed to all house officers including march salaries (regardless of quota system) before the end of business on the 31st of March 2021.

As of today, although payment has been made to some of them, the payment is marred with so many irregularities. Most of them are still not paid.

2. Immediate payment of all salary arrears including march salaries for our members in all federal (GIFMIS platform) and state tertiary health institutions across the country.

None of these Doctors who have worked for over four months has been paid. Our members in states like ABSUTH, IMSUTH and UNIMEDTH are still been owed twenty, five and four months salaries respectively.

3. Upward review of the current hazard allowance to 50% of consolidated basic salaries of all health workers and payment of the outstanding COVID-19 inducement allowance.

The hazard allowances have remained five thousand naira (5000) for over thirty (30) years. For the Honourable Minister of Labour & Employment (HMOL&E) to feign ignorance of this on national television today leaves a lot to be desired. This is an all-time low coming from someone who has been in the Nigeria senate where monthly hardship allowance for senators is N1,​242,122.70. Demanding for 5 weeks for its review despite the ongoing strike is really shameful. A sincere government should immediately call all stakeholders together to address this issue once and for all.

4. Payment of death in service insurance for all health workers who died as a result of COVID-19 infection or other infectious diseases in the country.

This legitimate demand has been left unattended to.

5. Payment of Salary shortfalls of 2014, 2015 and 2016 to our members in all federal institutions including state-owned institutions as earlier agreed with NARD.

Nothing has been done in this regard.

6. Universal domestication/implementation of the 2017 MRTA by all federal government and state-owned training institutions to ensure proper funding of residency training in the country as stipulated by the Act.

Nothing has been done about this especially by the state governments.

7. Abolishment of the exorbitant bench fees being paid by our members on outside postings in all training institutions across the country with immediate effect.

The only positive result from the conciliatory meeting with the HMoLE, however no circular yet to back the abolishment.

8. Immediate payment of 2019, the balance of 2020 and 2021 medical residency training funds (MRTF) to our members including those under state government employ.

Despite our constant engagement with the FMOH on this issue, it was shocking to us that it took the conciliatory meeting by the HMoLE for the FMOH to be instructed to go and check if funding for residency training was captured in the 2021 budget. This is pitiful as well as awful.

9. Immediate review of the Act regulating Postgraduate Medical Training in Nigeria in line with international best practices to remove the unnecessary rigors in residency training in Nigeria, one of the factors attributed to brain drain in the health sector.

Nothing also has been done here.

10. The reintroduction of medical super salary structure and specialist allowance for all Doctors as already approved for some other health workers.

No mention was made about this very germane demand of our members.

This further buttresses the insincerity amongst government officials which has stalled meaningful negotiations in the wake of the current impasse.

https://www.thecable.ng/in-full-the-10-demands-by-striking-doctors-and-fgs-responses-so-far

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Re: The 10 Demands By Striking Doctors — And ‘FGs Responses So Far’ by osamz007: 11:47am On Apr 08
A COUNTRY WHERE THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T TRUST HIS OWN MEDICAL FACILITIES..

BUHARI IS A CURSE TO NIGERIA

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Re: The 10 Demands By Striking Doctors — And ‘FGs Responses So Far’ by espn(m): 12:13pm On Apr 08
No hope for this nation

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Re: The 10 Demands By Striking Doctors — And ‘FGs Responses So Far’ by ABCthings: 1:55pm On Apr 08
Nigeria on One Chance

Will our bones ever again rise? sad

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Re: The 10 Demands By Striking Doctors — And ‘FGs Responses So Far’ by wizygreat2000(m): 1:55pm On Apr 08
Why The Cow in Aso Rock is Relaxing in Good London hospital his own Hospitals and Doctors are dying of no salary and good condition shocked shocked : Nigeria is truly a Zoo

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Re: The 10 Demands By Striking Doctors — And ‘FGs Responses So Far’ by HalpyBee(f): 1:55pm On Apr 08
Nothing is working in this country. How can you owe doctors a whole 4 months salary after all the long calls and overtime?
Three states teaching hospitals even stood out among others especially "UNIMEDTH"

Little wonder lots of doctors are leaving the country to where they would be appreciated.

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Re: The 10 Demands By Striking Doctors — And ‘FGs Responses So Far’ by channelstravel: 1:55pm On Apr 08
Of all sectors, the Health sector shouldn't be undermined to this extent. Terrible!


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Re: The 10 Demands By Striking Doctors — And ‘FGs Responses So Far’ by HealerH: 1:56pm On Apr 08
First off, I'll shout "na Buhari cause am!!!".

Then let's reason together.
What's the purpose of the health sector? Make money or save life?
Bizarrely, the so-called bone of contention is "money". Proof: only number 9 of the ultimati given by the Doctors doesn't relate directly to money.

Healthcare is a scam. It's all about money. It should be scrapped out totally. Let people learn to live with suffering and die whenever death knocks.
Healthcare pejorates death and suffering. (Yet any good thinker knows the idea to escape death and suffering is more or less utopian. And even if this idea is realized, it must have something of inhumanity in it.)
Scrap off the health sectors all over the world! It wasn't in any way created to take care of humanity. It has always been a business sector. That's why John's Dad, being too poor to pay for a kidney transplant, was left to die of the sickness whereas Matthew's Dad who had the same sickness still lives. He was flown to India where he underwent a kidney transplant... The healthcare doesn't save lives. Money does. That's why Malaria still kills millions in a certain continent whereas another continent eradicated from it environs many years ago. Can't they eradicate it entirely from the planet? They're not there for your health. It's all about business. That's why the Corona Virus' vaccine was discovered barely 18 months after the virus struck a certain continent but the Malaria Virus still doesn't have a vaccine... because that certain continent doesn't feel endangered.

I hate to think like a jurist, but let there be justice in suffering and death. Scrap off the health sectors. People used to live without them.

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Re: The 10 Demands By Striking Doctors — And ‘FGs Responses So Far’ by millionboi(m): 1:56pm On Apr 08
Our government self
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Re: The 10 Demands By Striking Doctors — And ‘FGs Responses So Far’ by TreasureJunky: 1:57pm On Apr 08
President of death

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Re: The 10 Demands By Striking Doctors — And ‘FGs Responses So Far’ by samnet123: 1:57pm On Apr 08
I hope they listen....because like Buhari they are always seeking medical attention overseas.

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Re: The 10 Demands By Striking Doctors — And ‘FGs Responses So Far’ by flemsy15(m): 1:57pm On Apr 08
Hazard allowance of N5K Health workers are exposed to different diseases and believe me N5K a month won't be able to buy you good drugs when u come down with these diseases

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Re: The 10 Demands By Striking Doctors — And ‘FGs Responses So Far’ by Someone7(m): 1:58pm On Apr 08
Meanwhile
Re: The 10 Demands By Striking Doctors — And ‘FGs Responses So Far’ by Icetech: 1:58pm On Apr 08
The demands of doctors is like Nigeria's problem, e no dey finish.

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Re: The 10 Demands By Striking Doctors — And ‘FGs Responses So Far’ by Kingpele(m): 1:58pm On Apr 08
When the president buharia is still alive fully ,he never listen to u,now u expect the man from niger republic to listen to your grievances ,u na better off the strike and begin your daily routine ,if not the government will just stop paying attention to u guys..to be a wailer in this country is a tough job but I thought this doctors were agitating for amongst other things the upgrading of our medical infrastructures..so is all about salary and benefits

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Re: The 10 Demands By Striking Doctors — And ‘FGs Responses So Far’ by Tab4kids(f): 1:59pm On Apr 08
undecided
Re: The 10 Demands By Striking Doctors — And ‘FGs Responses So Far’ by Splendor4(m): 1:59pm On Apr 08
May God help this nation
Re: The 10 Demands By Striking Doctors — And ‘FGs Responses So Far’ by Duplexxx: 1:59pm On Apr 08
OK
Re: The 10 Demands By Striking Doctors — And ‘FGs Responses So Far’ by larrixauto2017(m): 2:00pm On Apr 08
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Re: The 10 Demands By Striking Doctors — And ‘FGs Responses So Far’ by symbianDON(m): 2:00pm On Apr 08
I don't think the doctors are asking for too much. The government ought to be sincere in dealings with unions on matters bothering on welfare and remuneration.

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Re: The 10 Demands By Striking Doctors — And ‘FGs Responses So Far’ by investigator007: 2:01pm On Apr 08
we are in deep shit in this country o

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Re: The 10 Demands By Striking Doctors — And ‘FGs Responses So Far’ by Shukushaka: 2:01pm On Apr 08
Father please take bubu and give us back DMX. Amen.

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Re: The 10 Demands By Striking Doctors — And ‘FGs Responses So Far’ by Nobody: 2:04pm On Apr 08
References:


https://www.thecable.ng/in-full-the-10-demands-by-striking-doctors-and-fgs-responses-so-far
This is the most touching part of thier demand
None of these Doctors who have worked for over four months has been paid. Our members in states like ABSUTH, IMSUTH and UNIMEDTH are still been owed twenty, five and four months salaries respectively.[

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Re: The 10 Demands By Striking Doctors — And ‘FGs Responses So Far’ by Ekejoestar(m): 2:04pm On Apr 08
Just imagine the things I share the country with undecided undecided
Edusouls:
Lazy idiot don’t go and find work to better yourself, buhari is the only president of Nigeria since 1960 abby? See Nigeria died long ago , if not for buhari the country would have collapsed entirely, so shut up..

From all points of indication it's clear to see that this government is wicked against its own citizens

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Re: The 10 Demands By Striking Doctors — And ‘FGs Responses So Far’ by bigdammyj: 2:07pm On Apr 08
Noted
Re: The 10 Demands By Striking Doctors — And ‘FGs Responses So Far’ by Edusouls(m): 2:08pm On Apr 08
Lazy idiot don’t go and find work to better yourself, buhari is the only president of Nigeria since 1960 abby? See Nigeria died long ago , if not for buhari the country would have collapsed entirely, so shut up..
osamz007:
A COUNTRY WHERE THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T TRUST HIS OWN MEDICAL FACILITIES..


BUHARI IS A CURSE TO NIGERIA
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Re: The 10 Demands By Striking Doctors — And ‘FGs Responses So Far’ by Slydegeneral000: 2:11pm On Apr 08
Edusouls:
Lazy idiot don’t go and find work to better yourself, buhari is the only president of Nigeria since 1960 abby? See Nigeria died long ago , if not for buhari the country would have collapsed entirely, so shut up..

U are a real Otempu. Buhari that finished Nigeria Patapata...

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Re: The 10 Demands By Striking Doctors — And ‘FGs Responses So Far’ by faceland: 2:13pm On Apr 08
My God, we are not paying our doctors and health workers?! cry

This country.

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