Doctors Continue Strike Despite Marathon Meeting With FG

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has refused to call off its strike despite meeting with the federal government over its action.

On Wednesday, a federal government delegation led by Isaac Adewole, minister of health, and Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, met with the leadership of NARD to resolve the problem. The meeting spilled into Thursday.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the ministry of labour said negotiation would continue on Friday.

”The meeting agreed that NARD national officers will present the outcome of the re-negotiated memorandum of terms of settlement to an emergency meeting of its members by Friday September 8, 2017 with a view to suspending the strike once there is evidence of payment of the mandate as presented to the meeting, to the affected institutions‎,” it said.

On Monday, the association declared a nationwide strike owing to the failure of the government to meet its demands.

It is, among other demands, asking the government to pay its members arrears of salaries owed them as well as to upgrade those who have met the requisite criteria for promotion.

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