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BREAKING: Resident doctors declare 5 days warning strike over FG failure to meet demands 

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has declared a five-day warning strike over the failure of the Federal Government to meet its demands.

 

The resident doctors said the strike will commence on Wednesday, May 17, and will end on Monday, May 22.

 

The doctors made the declaration after their extraordinary National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held virtually on Monday, May 15.

 

The association had, on April 29, issued a two-week ultimatum to the Federal Government to implement the agreements had with the association or face industrial action.

 

The ultimatum, however, ended on Saturday, May 13, 2023.

 

The doctors are demanding an immediate increment in the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure to the tune of 200 per cent of the current gross salary of doctors and the new allowances included in the letter written by the association to the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, on July 7, 2022, on the review of CONMESS.

 

The NARD also demanded the immediate payment of the 2023 Medical Residency Training Fund (MRTF) in line with the agreements reached at the stakeholders’ meeting convened by the Federal Ministry of Health.

 

It equally demanded the commencement of payment of all salary arrears owed to its members including 2014, 2015, and 2016 salary arrears as well as areas of the consequential adjustment of the minimum wage.

 

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