Doctors suspend strike after eight days

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Resident doctors under the aegies of National Association of Resident Doctors  have suspended their indefinite strike action, which started on June 15.

They acknowledged provision of personal protective equipment (PPEs) in some hospitals but said there were still needs for sustained supplies.

The doctors also announced the Medical Residency Training funding has been included in the revised 2020 budget through the intervention of Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila and will be implemented as soon as the budget is assented to the President.

“The medical residency training funding has been included in the revised 2020 budget through the intervention of the Hon. Speaker, House of Representative and will be implemented as soon as the budget is assented to by the president.

“At the same time, we await the fulfillment of the promise made by the Nigeria Governors Forum to ensure same is done in all the states. On the Salary shortfall for 2014-2016, The Secretary to the Government of the Federation  has promised to intervene. Government has shown commitment to procure group life insurance for health workers.

“The disengaged resident doctors at Jos University Teaching Hospital have been reinstated, the Chief Medical Director has been directed to pay their withheld salaries and comply with the provisions of the Medical Residency Training Act.

“NEC observed that COVID-19 inducement allowance has only been paid to 11 Federal health institutions and most state governments are yet to review the hazard allowance of health workers.”

 

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