Resident doctors begin indefinite strike Wednesday

In the evening of Tuesday, the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors announced that they will commence an indefinite strike starting from midnight on Wednesday, July 26, 2023. 

Dr. Emeka Orji, the President of NARD, confirmed this to a correspondent. The decision was reached during the association's National Executive Council meeting held in Lagos in July. 

Orji said, "Our members are saying that we have been on this since January on the same issues, and they are not going to continue to wait.

"The very important part of our demands is one-for-one replacement, and doctors are still leaving and the ones remaining are being overworked.

"Last week, a doctor died in Bayelsa State. Doctors are dying from being overworked, and we have been on this for a long time.

"When we met on Friday, everybody was calling for a strike, and I just had to plead with them because the Secretary to the Government, George Akume, intervened, but up till today, we cannot reach them again, and nobody wants to hear about any intervention by the government again."


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