The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has declared a “total and indefinite strike action”.
The strike comes after the association on July 5 issued a two-week ultimatum to the Federal Government for the implementation of all its demands.
According to NARD President, Emeka Orji, the association is demanding the immediate payment of the 2023 Medical Residency Training Fund (MRTF) and the immediate release of the circular on one-for-one replacement.
NARD is also demanding payment of skipping arrears and upward review of Consolidated Medical Salary Structure (CONMESS) in line with full salary restoration to the 2014 value of CONMESS, the payment of the arrears of consequential adjustment of minimum to the omitted doctors and reversal of the downgrading of the membership certificate by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN).
Other demands are the payment of MRTF, new hazard allowance, skipping and implementation of corrected CONMESS in State Tertiary Health Institutions, and the payment of omitted hazard allowance arrears.
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