Federal Government, resident doctors reportedly begin discussion over payment demands, others
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on August 11, 2022
The Federal Government has reportedly commenced discussions with the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors NARD over the demands of the doctors.
According to the Publicity Secretary of NARD, Dr. Yusuf Alfa, the doctors are asking the Federal Government to expedite action on the payment of the newly reviewed Medical Residency Training Fund to enable its members to meet up with the closing date of examination registration as advertised by the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria.
They are also demanding the immediate implementation and payment of the new hazard allowance and arrears as contained in the circular from the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission.
NARD is seeking the payment of the skipping arrears for 2014, 2015, and 2016 to deserving members; the immediate payment of consequential adjustment of the minimum wage to members who have been deprived since it was implemented several years ago.
It could be recalled that the resident doctors on July 30, 2022, issued a two-week ultimatum to the Federal Government to implement all the agreements it had with the association or it will embark on an indefinite strike.