The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has called off its strike action after 9th Week. The doctors who went on a strike action in August, after a disagreement with the Federal Government over the non-availability of medical equipment at public tertiary hospitals called of their strike on Sunday evening.
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The Secretary-General of the the Nigerian Medical Association, Ekpe Philips Uche, signed a communique to stop the ongoing industrial action after the meeting held among delegates of NMA and NARD on Sunday, October 3, in Abuja, the NMA advised NARD.
At the meeting, NMA mandated the National Officers Committee, NOC, to ensure the implementation of the memorandum of understanding signed with the federal government on August 21.
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The association asked NOC to report back to the National Executive Council of NMA periodically on the progress being made on implementing the memorandum of understanding.
Godiya Ishaya who is the president of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) confirmed that the strike has been officially called off, in his words;
“We’ve officially suspended the strike to resume at 8:00 am on Wednesday. We made the decision in the wee hours of today (October 4).
We held an emergency meeting from 5:30 pm on Sunday to the morning hours of today, and the NEC decided that having reviewed the progress made so far, the strike should be suspended.”