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Why Doctors In Nigeria Embarked On Indefinite Strike

Doctors In Nigeria Begin Indefinite Strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria according to reports has gone on an indefinite strike break on Monday June 15th, after the 14 days ultimatum to see to their requests they gave to the Nation expired.

The association president, Dr. Aliyu Solomba revealed this information while addressing the press today in Abuja, he said that the union has concluded and accepted o exempt its members from working in the various COVID-19 Isolation and treatment centers in Nigeria.

According to Dr. Aliyu Sokomba the union had taken the decision to go on strike only after the failed series of meeting they had with the Federal Government who have failed to see to their demands in the last two weeks.

The association had made demands and among the demands includes the:
        1.    Refund of illegally deducted salaries.
        2.  Stoppage of illegal salary deduction by some state governments.
        3.  Non-payment of COVID-19 inducement allowances.
        4.  Stop to the harassment and assault of doctors in their line of duty.
       5.  Non- payment of salaries of some members.
       6.  Inadequate supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
       7.   Failure from the government to provide for the life insurance of doctors and other health workers in the front-line.

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