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Resident Doctors Threaten To Resume Strike In Three Weeks.

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Nigeria resident doctors has threatened to go back on it strike nationwide, if federal government did not meet their demands in three weeks.

The president of Nigerian Associate of Resident Doctors Aliyu Sokomba, made this disclosure while speaking with journalists in a press conference in Abuja.

According to him, the Association had to suspend its nationwide strike after government meet with about 300 of its members on June 22, 2020.

Sokomba, futher noted that, the association had to suspend its nationwide strike in other to give the government time to fulfil its outstanding demands.

Recall that the association in embarked on industrial actions on June 15, following federal government inability to fulfil it demands including provision of Personal Protective Equipment for health workers in the front line of covid19 fight and immediately reverse disengament of all 26 resident doctors at the University Teaching Hospital in Jos, the Plateau State capital.

The doctors also want universal implementation of the Medical Residency Training Act in all Federal and State Hospitals and ensuring pay parity among doctors of an equal cadre.

Consequently, the doctors want the government to implement the revised hazard and payment of agreed COVID-19 inducement allowances, as well as stop and immediately refund all cuts in salaries of their colleagues in Kaduna and other states.

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