Breaking: Resident Doctors Suspend Strike

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The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has called off the strike it embarked on for over one month.

The doctors are now prepared to resume on Wednesday.

Recall that following a disagreement with the federal government over the non-availability of medical equipment at public tertiary hospitals, the doctor’s union embarked on strike in August.

In a communique signed by the Nigerian Medical Association, Secretary-General Ekpe Philips Uche, after the meeting held among delegates of NMA and NARD on Sunday in Abuja, the NMA advised NARD to suspend the ongoing strike.

NMA, during the meeting, directed the National Officers Committee (NOC) to ensure the implementation of the memorandum of understanding signed with the federal government on August 21.

The NOC was tasked by the association to report back to the National Executive Council of NMA periodically on the progress being made on implementing of the memorandum of understanding.

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Also, NMA mandated the NOC to continue to interface with the chairmen of the state branches, including the FCT, on the progress being made.

NARD president, Godiya Ishaya, confirmed that the association has officially called off the strike.

He said, ” We’ve officially suspended the strike to resume at 8:00 am on Wednesday. We made the decision in the wee hours of today. We held an emergency meeting from 5:30 pm on Sunday to the morning hours of today, and the NEC decided that having reviewed the progress made so far, the strike should be suspended.”

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