FG Releases N4.5Bn For Resident Doctors To Terminate NARD Strike


The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) which commenced an indefinite  strike on June 15 over insufficient provision of Personal Protective Equipment and  poor remuneration for the medical officials who are at the cutting edge in the fight against the coronavirus, has moved the Federal Government to a quick action in the release N4.5Bn to 31 Federal Teaching and Medical Centers in the country.

The Federal Government has appealed for the Doctors to resume work with speed due to the ongoing fight against the pandemic, and mentioned that a meeting has been organised between the doctors and the State Governors to come to terms and consequently put an end to the strike.

The Funds released by the Federal Government is expected to take care of hazard and motivational allowances for the Month of April and May while that of June will follow shortly after according to the Federal authorities.

The Minister of Labor and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige in a briefing said that the meeting between the doctors and the State Governors is necessary as the State Governors have their own responsibility to the resident doctors, and pointed out that failure on the part of the State government also contributed to strike.



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