BY DEJI OGUNSOLA
The leadership of the Nigerian association of resident doctors (nard) has disclosed that the association will embark on a nationwide strike from Thursday.
The president of Nigerian association of resident doctors, Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi said that the industrial action would be total and indefinite, if the federal government fails to meet its demands.
It explained that the decision to go on strike was taken at the extraordinary national executive council meeting of the union held on Saturday at the national hospital in Abuja.
During the meeting attended by over 50 chapters of the association across the country, the doctors reviewed the earlier ultimatum given to the government scheduled to expire on Wednesday.
In their resolutions, the doctors called for the immediate payment of all salaries owed to all house officers, including March salaries before the end of March 31.
The union resolved to call for the upward review of the current hazard allowance to 50 per cent of consolidated basic salaries of all health workers, as well as the payment of the outstanding covid-19 inducement allowance.
They also sought the immediate abolishment of the exorbitant bench fees being paid by their members on outside postings in all training institutions.