LAGOS (Sundiata Post) – The National Association Of Resident Doctors (NARD) has issued an order to all resident doctors in the nation’s tertiary health institutions to go on a five-day warning strike as from 8:00am Wednesday, 11th of May 2016, till Monday 16th May 2016 following issues bothering on unresolved outstanding arrears.
According to NARD, it hopes the Federal Government address the issues raised by the doctors in the interest of the patient since it is a warning strike. At the time of filing this report, there has been no official comment from the Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN).
Among the demands is for government to release and implement guidelines for residency training with budgetary backing. In addition, the association wants government to adequately fund hospitals, upgrade facilities to help curb foreign medical tourism.