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Resident doctors end strike in Kano as NASS intervenes


Kano-The Association of Resident Doctors at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital on Wednesday ordered its members to resume duty on Monday following the suspension of its three-month-old strike.

The President of the association, Dr Abdullahi Sharubutu, told newsmen that the resolution was made on Tuesday at a congress after the intervention of a delegation from the National Assembly (NASS).

He said that the action was suspended after a memorandum of understanding was signed by the hospital, the NASS and the association.

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“In December 2013, the Federal Government directed that all health workers, including medical officers, should skip a grade level within their respective salary scale structures.

“But the circular was selectively implemented only to non-doctors in some hospitals, including AKTH, and that triggered the strike after a series of meetings with the hospital management,’’ Sharubutu said.

He noted that the action was a product of failed negotiation of more than 16 months prior to the commencement of the strike. (NAN)

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