The National Association of Resident Doctors NARD has taken steps to set out on an uncertain strike activity starting from June 15 over unpaid COVID-19 stipends among different issues.
In a statement released, NARD President, Dr. Aliyu Sokomba, blamed the government for being harsh towards the demands of the doctors. He said doctors in Isolation wards and remedy centers for COVID-19 will no longer be exempted from the strike action as soon as it begins.
The demands of the resident doctors include
– Stoppage of Illegal deductions of Salaries by some state authorities
– Refund of illegally deducted salaries
-Non-fee of salaries of a few members
-Non-charge of COVID19 inducement allowances
-Inadequate deliver of Personal Protective Equipment
-Harassment and Assault of Doctors carrying out their duties in the line of obligation.
– Failure of government to provide life insurance for doctors and other health workers within the frontline.