The federal government has suspended the sack of members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) pending the conclusion of the ongoing negotiations on the matter.
This was part of the resolutions reached at the mediatory meeting initiated by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, between the federal government’s delegation and leaders of NARD on Wednesday, reports This Day.
The leadership of NARD also agreed to suspend its strike at the meeting with other health officials on Tuesday.
The association’s leadership also appealed to members to suspend the strike until the next meeting scheduled for July 14.
Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, had onTuesday, directed the Chief Medical Directors and Medical Directors of Federal tertiary hospitals to fill vacancies created by resident doctors who have “abandoned” their training programme by refusing to repot to work. Read here if you missed.
The meeting will reconvene in three weeks to review progress made in the implementation of agreements reached in the meeting slated for July.
Written by Olufunke Edidi
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