The ongoing resident doctors’ strike will continue as the meeting of the executive officials of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) hit a deadlock.
The meeting which was held by NARD to review government’s recent offers to the association started at 11 pm on Tuesday, September 12, and ended at 7 am on Wednesday, September 13, for a break, Premium Times reports.
It was also gathered that doctors present at the meeting venue argued all through the night over the ongoing strike. They argued on whether the strike would continue until the federal government meets all of the association’s demands.
Meanwhile, NARD’s president was said to have left the venue of the meeting to the Ministry of Health to obtain a letter of guarantee that could influence the association’s decision at the meeting which will reconvene at 10 am.
the resident doctors in Nigeria commenced a nationwide strike on Monday, September 4 over federal government’s inability to meet their demands.
The doctors had rejected government’s promissory offer and maintained that all their demands be met. The ongoing strike has however, stalled activities in government owned hospitals with patients left to their own fate.