Doctors that are working in government health facilities has revealed that doctors attending to Coronavirus patients and other emergencies will strike next week.
The Federal Government has been issued a notice of strike effective Monday, June 15, 2020, by medical doctors under the National Association of Resident Doctors.
Doctors that are working in government health facilities revealed that the call to strike includes doctors attending to Coronavirus patients and other emergencies.
The National President of NARD, Dr Aliyu Sokomba, said this in an official letter with reference number NARD/SG/2019-2020/070620/246.
Dr Sokomba noted that the planned strike would be total regardless of the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country.
NARD President further stated that the call for the strike came due to the failure of the government to redeem its pledges especially in the areas of salary arrears and working conditions.
The letter read in part, “The strike shall, therefore, be total and indefinite. No service of any kind, be it emergency, care at COVID-19 treatment centres shall be exempted and members including all resident doctors, medical officers below the rank of the principal medical officer, and house officers are expected to be part of the strike.”
The doctors who sympathised with Nigerians and patients added that doctors can no longer condone government neglect.
NARD said the plight of its members in state health facilities was sometimes worse than those at the federal institutions.