Resident doctors suspend strike, begin work Wednesday

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The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended its 64-day strike, which began on August 2, 2021.

It has however given the Federal Government a six-week window to fulfil its demands after which it will call a National Executive Council (NEC) meeting to review the progress made.

The NARD noted that the basis of the suspension was the obvious efforts by the Federal Government to fulfil some of its minimum demands such as the payment of the Medical Residency Training Fund (MRTF), payment of outstanding salaries to its members on GIFMIS platform, withdrawal of the circular by the Head of Service removing House Officers from the Scheme of Service, payment of death-in-service benefits to its members who lost their lives in the line of duty during the COVID-19 pandemic, among others.

The President of the NARD, Dr Dare Ishaya, who confirmed this to The Nation on Monday, stated that its members will resume work on Wednesday this week by 8 am.