Residents Doctors Insist To Down Tools

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has vowed to continue its nationwide strike that has prevented access to healthcare across hospitals.

Osun Defender had earlier reported that the Federal Government said it has started paying medical doctors, most of them House Officers who are owed arrears.

At its national executive council (NEC) meeting on Wednesday, the association said there is no going back on their resolve to down tools until all their demands are met.

The doctors also accused the federal government of being insincere in its response to their grievances.

“The NEC unanimously voted that the ongoing total and indefinite strike that started on the 1st of April 2021 be continued until the federal and state governments of Nigeria meets up with our demands,” NARD said.

The resident doctors went on strike on April 1 to protest issues which mostly bother on poor remuneration and conditions of service.