National Association of Residents Doctors (NARD) has disclosed that there is no going back on its nationwide strike
News Rain gathered that Oyo State Chapter of the National Association of Residents Doctors (NARD) has disclosed that there is no going back on its nationwide strike until the federal government meet their demands
Dr. Adedayo Williams, the President of the National Association of Resident Doctors Oyo State on Tuesday noted that although the federal government has already called them for a meeting which has been scheduled for Wednesday they are not going to call off the strike on a promissory note
NARD’s Stand On Nationwide Strike.
Dr. Williams in a chat with newsmen said: “our aim was not to endanger the lives of our patients, but we don’t want the government to play games with us”
“The principles of medicine are you either leave the patient how they are or you do no harm, some of our demands were met after our last agitation but there is a need for the government to dialogue with us and sort things”.
Williams speaking on the level of compliance of the strike by the doctors, Adedayo said that there is total compliance by members, but some patients who were admitted before the strike and on critical conditions were still been attended to.
Some of the demands of the doctors are, immediate payment of the salary shortfalls of 2014, 2015, and 2016, doctors working under the various tertiary institutions should be placed on appropriate salary grade level and universal implementation of the Medical Residency Training Act of 2017 in all State tertiary institutions, and payment of all arrears owed our members in federal and state tertiary health institutions, arising from consequential adjustments of the national minimum wages.
The demands of the doctors also include: provision of genuine group life insurance and death in service benefit for all workers, immediate payment of the Medical Residency Training funding to all her members as approved in the reversed 2020 budget, immediate payment of the outstanding April/May and June Covid-19 inducement allowance to all health workers, determination of the revised hazard allowance for all health workers as agreed in previous meetings with relevant stakeholders