FG sets up committee as resident doctors agree to end strike

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The Federal Government has set up a to smoothen the payment of resident by removing the irregularities encountered in the process.

The is part of ongoing efforts to resolve the payment dispute between the government and the National of Resident Doctors (NARD), which led to the ongoing industrial action by the association.

of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, disclosed this at the end of a meeting between the representatives of the federal government and NARD, which is an addendum to the Memorandum of Action reached between the parties on 31st March.

According to Ngige, the meeting agreed to set up the after noting “the payment of House Officers’ salaries experienced some irregularities as double payments were made to some officers in some centres, while a few have not been paid as of date.”

Ngige said the five-man was given 72 hours from Saturday, 10th April to produce a valid list of names of House Officers to the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), through the Federal Ministry of Health.

The members were drawn from the Federal Ministry of Health, Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), IPPIS, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), NARD, Committee of Chief Medical Directors (CCMDs).

He hoped that with this and other understandings reached, NARD would give “this conciliation process a chance for industrial by calling off the strike which commenced on 1st April 2021.”

President of NARD, Dr Okhuaihesuyi Uyilawa, said the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Association would relay the outcome of the meeting to their members “with the hope of calling off the strike tomorrow.

The Nation