Breaking: Doctors suspend warning strike

Nigerian doctors under the aegis if National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, have suspended their five-day warning strike.

The warning strike was suspended Sunday night by National President of the association, Dr. Emeka Orji.

According to him, doctors in all federal and state Teaching Hospitals as well as other hospitals where resident doctors are trained will resume work by 8a.m., Monday.

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Recall that the doctors under the auspices of NARD, began a five-day warning strike in public health facilities across the federation on Wednesday last week.
Some of the demands of the doctors include: immediate massive recruitment of clinical staff in the hospitals and abolishing the bureaucratic limitations to the immediate replacement of doctors and nurses who leave the system.

Other demands include immediate infrastructural development in public hospitals with a subsequent allocation of at least 15 percent of the budgetary provisions to health in line with the Abuja declaration of 2001 and immediate increment in the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure, CONMESS, to the tune of 200 percent of the gross salary of Doctors among others.

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