Tag: Doctors’ Strike

Federal Government Rejects 21-Day Ultimatum Issued By NMA

The Ministry of Labour and Employment has rejected the 21-day ultimatum given to the Federal Government by the Nigeria Medical Association saying it is in direct collision with the Memorandum of Understanding signed on August 21. The NMA had threatened to join the ongoing strike by the Nigerian Association of[Read More…]

Just In: Court orders resident doctors to suspend strike

The National Industrial Court, Abuja division, has ordered the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to suspend its nationwide strike. The doctors had commenced the strike on August 1 over “irregular payment of salaries”, among other issues. Efforts by the house of representatives to mediate between the federal government and[Read More…]

Doctor’s Strike: Governors are responsible for most of the demands presented by NARD – Health Minister

The Federal Government says most of the requests being made by the National Association of Resident Doctors are within the jurisdiction of the state governments. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said this on Thursday during a media press briefing in Abuja. The association in June had issued a[Read More…]

Government doesn’t negotiate until we go on strike – Resident Doctors

The President of the Association of Resident Doctors at the National Hospital in Abuja says the Federal Government barely negotiates with health workers until an industrial action is introduced. Dr. Akanimo Ebong, who is also the Senior Registrar at the National Hospital’s Department Of Obstetrics And Gynaecology, said this on[Read More…]

Just In: Ondo State doctors begin indefinite strike

Medical Doctors in the employ of the Ondo state government, have commenced an indefinite strike to protest against the payment of half salaries for the month of November 2020 by the state government. The medical doctors under the aegis of Ondo Government Doctors Forum (OGDF) said they are downing tools[Read More…]

Federal government meets with resident doctors over planned strike

The Federal Government has met with the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) over the planned industrial action of the medical practitioners. The conciliation meeting which held on Monday in Abuja, the nation’s capital ended with high expectations that the planned strike would be shelved. At the discussion, the Minister[Read More…]

Resident doctors in Bayelsa are still on strike

Resident doctors at the Bayelsa Government-owned Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital (NDUTH), Okolobiri, are yet to resume from the indefinite strike suspended on Sunday by their national body. The leadership of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) had, on Sunday, directed its members across the country to resume work as[Read More…]

Doctors threaten strike over non payment of COVID-19 Allowance

The National Association of Resident Doctors on Saturday issued a 14-day ultimatum to the government to address some of their pending demands, including the non-payment of COVID-19 inducement allowances. If the demands are not met by the end of the ultimatum, the doctor’s union threatened to embark on an industrial[Read More…]

Doctors Suspend Strike for 2 Weeks

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended its 10-day strike for two weeks to monitor the level of federal government’s compliance with the agreement reached. The two weeks period is to afford the doctors enough time to further discuss with the government in the hope of arriving at[Read More…]

Patients To Bear The Brunt As Ekiti Doctors Down Tools Over Kidnap Of Ex-CMD

By Chris Nomjov The Ekiti State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has declared an indefinite strike to protest the kidnap of a former Chief Medical Director of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Dr. Patrick Adegun, and a theatre nurse with the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti, Mrs Margaret[Read More…]