NARD suspends nationwide strike, resumes work Saturday

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The Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) yesterday announced the suspension of its nationwide strike and the resolve to meet again in two weeks to review progress made by the federal government to address their demands.

National president of the association, Dr. Emeka Orji, stated this in disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists.

Orji said NARD decided to suspend the strike because of the moves by the federal government to address its demands and asked his members to resume work today (Saturday).

“We just suspended the strike. Work to resume 8a.m. tomorrow (today). We will review progress made in two weeks.

“The association decided to suspend the strike because of the moves by the federal government to address our demands.

“We also observed that the federal government has approved the 2023 medical residency training fund (MRTF) and has started work on the circular on one-for-one replacement.

“The circular on one-for-one replacement is a very important demand because we believe it would address the severe manpower shortage.

“But from what we have seen, it would take another two weeks for government to finalise it.

“We had another meeting…and our members concluded that rather than waiting for two weeks for the circular we should suspend the strike especially as we have seen that government has started addressing some of the issues,” he said.

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