Health Crisis: Nigerian Resident doctors threaten fresh strike


The Nigeria Affiliation of Resident Medical doctors (NARD) says it can’t assure industrial concord after a scheduled assembly on June 2.
Ugochukwu Eze, the NARD Publicity and Social Secretary, Kaduna State department, made this recognized at a information convention, on Thursday in Kaduna.
“Because the 21 days grace handed over to the federal authorities to resolve all lingering points in addition to the recalling of its members sacked by the Jos College Instructing Hospital (JUTH) elapsed on Thursday Might 31,
“we scheduled a gathering for June 2, whereas warning that we can’t assure industrial concord.
“It might additionally curiosity you all that a rare Nationwide Govt Council assembly of NARD is scheduled to carry on the 2nd of June, 2018.
“NARD management might not have the ability to assure steady industrial concord ought to our respectable agitations be ignored by authorities,” the spokesman stated.
Mr Eze recalled that NARD had on March 27 held a rare Nationwide Govt Council assembly the place points pertaining to the unjust sack of its members in JUTH have been extensively mentioned.
“On the finish of the assembly, a 30 days ultimatum was issued ranging from the 2nd of April, 2018, which elapsed on the 2nd of Might, 2018.
“Twelve days after the expiration of the ultimatum, on the Unusual Normal Assembly held in ABUTH Zaria from Fifth-11th Might, 2018, the ultimatum was prolonged by 21 days to permit authorities to impact recall of all sacked resident docs in JUTH.
“Additionally to satisfy up with all excellent settlement contained in our sixth September, 2017, Memorandum of Phrases of Settlement. This ultimatum ends tomorrow, 31st Might, 2018,’’ he stated.
Mr Eze defined that the affiliation had exhausted all labour engagement necessities to assist clear up the issue in JUTH by means of in depth advocacy channels.
“The September 2017 strike was suspended to permit authorities full implementation of the phrases of settlement however there are nonetheless unmet agreements by the federal government.
“It might additionally curiosity most people to know that the members of Joint Well being Sector Employees Union (JOHESU) have been on strike for the previous 44 days.
“Healthcare within the nation has been anchored upon the shoulders of resident docs, primarily (NARD), being the biggest single physique of docs in Nigeria,” he stated.
Mr Eze appealed to authorities and the general public to impress on authorities to reciprocate their good will and clear up their drawback.
The residency coaching programme is a programme the place Specialist Medical doctors are skilled to ensure availability of Specialist Well being Companies within the nation and decrease mind drain.


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