Monday, October 7, 2013

Doctors' Strike Suspended?

Minister of Health Onyebuchi Chukwu meets Labout Minister to settle strike issue
The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) may suspend its strike today after the weekend spent in negotiations and discussions aimed at resolving disputes between the doctors and the government.
It is reported that the strike could have been called off on Friday after the association’s executives meeting with Labour Minister Emeka Wogu and his Health counterpart Onyebuchi Chukwu, but the suspension was held off until NARD executives met their members.
The discussion on Friday has been described as “long and fruitful” and resulted in the communiqué signed by both parties.

The strike had crippled services in public hospitals across the nation following directives by NARD president Dr. Jibril Abdullahi.
Most affected in the nation’s capital Abuja were the National Hospital and University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, the venue where NARD executives met to decide to go on strike.

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