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Resident doctors suspend strike



The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended its indefinite strike.

The NARD President, Dr. Innocent Orji, disclosed this in a Whatsapp message to journalists on Friday night.

He said the association would review the progress made on the ongoing discussion with the Federal Government over its demands in two weeks.

Orji said: “We just suspended the strike. Work is to resume by 8:00 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday, August 12).

“We will review progress made in two weeks.”

The resident doctors embarked on an indefinite strike on July 26 over the federal government’s failure to address their demands.

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They are demanding the immediate payment of the 2023 Medical Residency Training Fund (MRTF), immediate release of the circular on one-for-one replacement, and payment of skipping arrears.

Others are an upward review of the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure (CONMESS) in line with full salary restoration to the 2014 value of CONMESS and payment of the arrears of consequential adjustment of the minimum wage to omitted doctors.

The suspension of the strike followed the interventions by various stakeholders, including the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) on the crisis.

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