JUST IN: Resident Doctors Threaten To Begin Fresh Strike
The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has threatened to begin its suspended strike on Monday, August 17, 2020, if the Federal Government fails o address its demands.
The President of NARD, Dr Aliyu Sokomba, made this known in Abuja on Saturday while reading to newsmen a communique issued after its virtual National Executive Council meeting and scientific conference held on July 20 and 25 2020.
While demanding the payment of COVID-19 hazard allowance to members which, it said, was long overdue, NARD called on government and the National Assembly to probe the non-enrolment of healthcare workers for the Group Life Insurance and non-payment of death-in-service benefit to the next-of-kin of its fallen heroes, despite claims of payment to insurance companies.
“NEC resolved to extend the suspension of our strike action by three weeks to give the government time to address our demands, failure of which will leave us with no choice other than to resume the suspended strike on Monday, August 17 2020,” he said.
Naija News recalls that on the 22nd of June, NARD suspended its indefinite strike action, which started on June 15.
The medical association had given the Federal Government four weeks to make good its promises.