The leadership of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, has suspended its one-week warning strike on Monday, 22nd May, 2023, which it embarked upon on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.
President of the association, Dr. Emeka Orji, said the association suspended the action for two weeks after reaching some agreement with the government on Friday, 19th May, 2023.
He, however, stated that the doctors will meet again on 2nd June, 2023, to review progress made with the agreement signed after which the association will decide on their next line of action.
On May 17, 2023, NARD began a five-day warning strike to press home its demands after a 14-day ultimatum to the government lapsed.
The doctors are demanding, among other things, the payment of all salary arrears for their members as well as the immediate upgrade of infrastructure in public hospitals.
Story: Christy Dung