Strike: Resident Doctors Hold Crucial Meeting With FG

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) is set for a crucial meeting with the Federal Government.

SPLASH9JA reports that the meeting is aimed as part of ways to resolve the disagreements which led to the current strike action.

NARD President, Emeka Orji, disclosed this to newsmen on Tuesday.

Orji said that the outcome of the meeting would determine if the doctors would embark on the planned protest.

The Doctors had scheduled a nationwide protest for Wednesday, August 9.

“I cannot mention the federal government representatives we will be meeting with for now. But we will disclose our next move after the meeting maybe in the next four to five hours,” Orji said.

Recall that the resident doctors commenced an indefinite strike on July 26 over the failure of the government to implement the demands of members.

Some of the demands of the resident doctors include payment of the 2023 medical residency training fund (MRTF); immediate release of the circular on one-for-one replacement and upward review of the consolidated medical salary structure (CONMESS).

Others are payment of outstanding arrears of consequential adjustment, hazard and skipping allowance.

The NARD president, while speaking on Channels Television on Sunday, had said the association fixed its protest on Wednesday to allow some time for the federal government to intervene.

“We had options of starting these protests on Monday but we shifted it to give the federal government enough time to intervene,” he said.

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