Resident Doctors Alerts Of Fresh Strike Over Unmet Demands
Resident doctors have alerted of an imminent nationwide strike over their outstanding demands not addressed by federal government.
The doctors acknowledged attempt by government addressing some of the demands, but said most of them were largely ignored.
President of the National Association of Resident Doctors, Doctor Emeka Orji in a letter, notified the health minister, Doctor Osagie Ehanire that resident doctors are restive over the lingering unmet demands.
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He told the minister the resident doctors have resolved to embark on strike if the demands are not addressed before the 2023 meeting of the association’s National Executive Council holding between January 24 and 28.
According to the association, they want government to address the irregularities in the new circular on the upward review of the medical residency training fund and the payment of the outstanding of hazard allowance arrears.
Others are the payment of skipping allowances arrears from 2014 to 2016 and the consequential adjustment of the national minimum wage as well as the implementation of the upward review in the consolidated medical salary structure.
They also want federal government to intervene in the salary arrears of resident doctors in tertiary health institutions of Abia, Imo, Ondo, Ekiti and Gombe States.