Doctors list conditions to shelve strike

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BY DEJI OGUNSOLA

Frantic efforts were being made last night to avert a disruption of the health sector by members of the National Association of Resident Doctors, who have scheduled a nationwide strike to begin tomorrow.

The 60-day ultimatum served by National Association of Resident Doctors to press home its demands expires today.

The doctors however listed four demands that must be met by the Federal Government to shelve their planned action.

President of the National Association of Resident Doctors Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi stated that part of the demands of the doctors is the issuance of vouchers to the families and loved ones of doctors who lost their lives in service, especially those on the frontline of the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic and other infectious diseases.

Reacting to their demands minister for Labour and Employment Dr. Chris Ngige said his team would hold a separate meeting with the Federal Ministry of Health and the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria before the meeting with the National Association of Resident Doctors.

SOURCE-THE NATION

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