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Resident Doctors in Nigeria threaten to go on strike over unpaid COVID-19 allowances, others

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.

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