The Residents doctors have resolved to embark on a nationwide strike from the 7th September following a decision by its National Executive Committee.
The need to embark on a nationwide strike according to the association comes after the expiration of the ultimatum given to the Federal Government on the welfare of the Doctors expired on the 17th of August.
The doctors are demanding implementation of COVID-19 allowance, residency funding, hazard allowance as well as the outstanding salary shortfall of 2014, 2015, and 2016.
The resident doctors had on the 15th of June embarked on a strike but called it off on the 22nd after the Federal Government and some stakeholders in the sector interfered.
According to a statement signed by President, Dr Aliyu Sokomba; Secretary, Dr Bilqis Mohammad, and the Publicity Secretary, Dr Egbogu Stanley, the Resident Doctors are also demanding “immediate payment of the Medical Residency Training funding to all her members as approved in the revised 2020 budget among other demands.
NEC resolved to proceed on indefinite nationwide strike action from Monday 7th of September 2020 by 8:00am until the following conditions are met; immediate payment of the Medical Residency Training funding to all her members as approved in the revised 2020 budget; provision of genuine Group life insurance and death in service benefits for all health workers.
Payment of the outstanding April/May and June COVID-19 inducement allowance to all health workers; determination of the revised hazard allowance for all health workers as agreed in previous meetings with relevant stakeholders; immediate payment of the salary shortfalls of 2014, 2015 and 2016.”
Doctors working under the various tertiary health institutions to be placed on appropriate salary grade level and universal implementation of the Medical Residency Training Act of 2017 in all state tertiary health institutions; payment of all arrears owed our members in Federal and states tertiary health institutions, arising from the consequential adjustment of the National minimum wage