The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has concluded arrangements to go on strike beginning from Thursday 1st April, this week.
This was stated in a communique issued to newsmen in Abuja jointly signed by the President of the association, Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, the Secretary-General, Dr Jerry Isogun; and Publicity/Social Secretary, Dr Dotun Osikoya.
In a communique, the association said it’s members would embark on a total and indefinite strike” on April 1, 2021, by 8am if the Federal Government refuses to address their complaints.
The communique reads, “The NEC unanimously agreed that NARD should proceed on a total and indefinite strike on April 1 2021, by 8am if the following demands are not met.
“Immediate Payment of all salaries owed to all house officers including March salaries (regardless of quota system) before the end of business on March 31 2021.
“Immediate payment of all salary arrears, including March salaries for our members in all Federal (GIFMIS platform) and State Tertiary Health Institutions across the country, especially ASUTH, IMSUTH and UNIMEDTH.
“Upward review of the current hazard allowance to 50% of consolidated basic salaries of all health workers and payment of the outstanding COVID – 19 inducement allowance especially in State owned-tertiary Institutions.”