Reports have it that as a result of non payment of COVID-19 allowances, the National Association of Resident Doctors NARD will embark on an indefinite strike action beginning from June 15.
Dr Aliyu Sokomba NARD president in a statement said that the government has being insensitive to the demands of doctors. He said doctors in Isolation wards and treatment centers for COVID-19 will not be exempted from the strike action once it begins.
Below are the demands of the resident doctors:
– Stoppage of Illegal deductions of Salaries some state government
– Refund of illegally deducted salaries
-Non-payment of salaries of some members
-Non-payment of COVID19 inducement allowances
-Inadequate supply of Personal Protective Equipment
-Harassment and Assault of Doctors in the line of duty.
– Failure of government to provide life insurance for doctors and other health workers in the frontline.