Nigerian doctors end nation-wide strike

After the week-long protests being held across the country, Nigerian doctors have ended the nationwide strike to provide the Government of Nigeria ample time to act on the demands of the National Association of Resident Doctors (Nard).

The Nigerian doctors have been protesting against low pay and inadequate protective equipment against the coronavirus pandemic.

The National Association of Resident Doctors (Nard), which represents 40% of Nigeria’s doctors, ended the strike on June 22. Reports state that the strike has not affected medics treating coronavirus patients.

It added that the resident doctors who has been disengaged at Jos University Teaching Hospital has been reinstated and the Chief Medical Director has been directed to pay their withheld salaries.

The National Association of Resident Doctors said that because of the strike some hospitals have since been supplied with protective gear and the government has promised to provide more along with providing better welfare for resident doctors.

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