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Nigeria: Resident Doctors Suspend Nationwide Strike

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National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended its nationwide indefinite strike with effect from Monday, June 22.
This followed a meeting between the association and Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) in Abuja.

NARD President, Dr Aliyu Sokomba, announced this while addressing a news conference on Sunday in Abuja that the association has resolved to suspend the ongoing indefinite strike with effect from Monday, June 22, 2020, by 8 a.m., prompt.

He acknowledged the provision of Personal Protective Equipment in some hospitals but said there were still need for sustained supplies.

The president also announced that the Medical Residency Training fund had been included in the revised 2020 budget through the intervention of Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila and would be implemented as soon as the budget was assented to by the President.

He, however, gave the Federal Government four weeks to make good its promises. NEC observed that COVID-19 inducement allowance has only been paid to 11 federal health institutions and most state governments are yet to review the hazard allowance of health workers.

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