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Nationwide strike looms as Resident Doctors issue 21-day ultimatum

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Despite threats by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole to invoke the civil service “no work, no pay” rule, the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) on Monday issued the Federal Government a 21-days ultimatum “following which industrial harmony in various hospitals may not be guaranteed.”

The position of NARD is contained in a communiqué signed by its President, Dr. Muhammad Adamu Askira; Secretary-General, Dr. Ibrahim Shettima Kuburi and Publicity Secretary, Dr. Uhuaba Eugene Ahuruezenma, issued at the end of its Extraordinary National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held in Abuja.

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Among other things, the association noted that poor infrastructures in hospitals nationwide have affected the delivery of adequate health care to the teeming population.

It also lamented that some members of state-owned tertiary hospitals have not been paid salaries ranging from three to eight months, notably the Osun State government which it said remained unperturbed despite the total collapse of health care in the state and resultant loss of lives.

Read the full NARD communiqué below:

NHA ENEC

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