Resident doctors in Nigeria have suspended their nationwide strike after 10 days.
“We suspended the strike about one hour ago. We are responsible to Nigerians, the government has acceded to some demands,” president of the National Association of Resident Doctors Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi told PUNCH on Saturday.
According to him, the strike was suspended after meetings with various stakeholders in the health sector.
The doctors began “a total and indefinite strike” on April 1 2021 following the failure of the Federal Government to accede to its demands.
The strike action was the outcome of its “extraordinary national executive council” meeting held on March 27, 2021 at the trauma center of National Hospital, Abuja to review its earlier ultimatum and deliberate on burning issues affecting residency training, healthcare delivery and the welfare.
The association, among other issues, was demanding immediate payment of all salaries owed to all house officers including March salaries (regardless of quota system) before the end of business on March 31, 2021.