FG begs resident doctors not to embark on strike

The Federal Government has appealed to resident doctors to consider the plight of 80 per cent of the citizenry in need of healthcare and not proceed on strike. The government said the country was in a bad place health wise because of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the medical sector. At a conciliatory meeting with the leadership of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) … Continue reading FG begs resident doctors not to embark on strike

Resident Doctors, FG Reach Agreement, To Call Off Strike Thursday

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has reached agreement with the Federal Government to call off the ongoing strike on Thursday. The NARD is expected to call its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, on Thursday, after which the strike would be called off. An agreement signed by both parties after the conciliation meeting held at the instance of the Minister of Labour and Employment, … Continue reading Resident Doctors, FG Reach Agreement, To Call Off Strike Thursday

Replace striking doctors with corps members, FG tells hospitals

The Federal Government has directed the Chief Medical Directors and Managing Directors of federal tertiary hospitals to “immediately” commence the use of consultants and doctors on the National Youth Service Corps to provide routine services. The government also directed that locum staff should “be brought in when and where necessary to forestall services’ disruption when applicable and affordable”. The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, … Continue reading Replace striking doctors with corps members, FG tells hospitals

COVID-19: Health Minister Ehanire responds to burning issues relating to the pandemic

Highlights of the response by the Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire to questions from Journalists at the PTF Briefing on COVID-19 of Thursday, 18th June 2020. On the current strike action of the National Association of Resident Doctors: “On the question seeking information about the Resident Doctors – National Association of Resident Doctors who are on strike, which I deliberately did not speak … Continue reading COVID-19: Health Minister Ehanire responds to burning issues relating to the pandemic

Doctors’ Strike: Ministers of Labour, Health brief Buhari

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, on Friday in Abuja updated President Muhammadu Buhari on developments regarding the ongoing industrial action by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Ngige was accompanied by Ministers of State Labour and Employment, Mr. Festus Keyamo as well as Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire. The NARD had on … Continue reading Doctors’ Strike: Ministers of Labour, Health brief Buhari

Nigerian Doctors To Begin Nationwide Strike June 15 Amid COVID-19

The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria will commence a nationwide strike on Monday, June 15, 2020. Dr. Aliyu Sokomba, National President of NARD, said this in an official letter with reference number NARD/SG/2019-2020/070620/246. Sokomba said the association found it necessary to take “the painful decision” following the inability of the government to meet its demands.File photoGoogle He said, “Consequent upon the 14 days ultimatum … Continue reading Nigerian Doctors To Begin Nationwide Strike June 15 Amid COVID-19