The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors on Tuesday has declared a nationwide strike.
The President of NARD, Dr Emeka Orji, who made this known to Journalists on Tuesday night noted that the strike is indefinite.
Acording to Orji, the strike will begin Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at 12am.
Orji disclosed that the decision was made during its July National Executive Council meeting in Lagos.
Recall that the resident doctors in May had embarked on a five-day warning strike due to the federal government’s refusal to meet the association’s demands.
Also in July, NARD issued a two-week ultimatum to the government for the implementation of all its demands.
Some of the demands include massive recruitment of clinical staff in hospitals; immediate infrastructural development in hospitals and an allocation of at least 15% of budgetary provisions to health.
Others are immediate payment of the 2023 medical residency training fund and the immediate increment in the consolidated medical salary structure to the tune of 200% of the gross salary of doctors.