Resident Doctors gives FG ultimatum over COVID-19 allowance, other demands

By our reporter| The National Association of Resident Doctors has issued a 14-day ultimatum to the government to address some of their pending demands, failure of which will lead to industrial action by the health workers.

The doctors issued the warning at a press briefing in Bauchi on Saturday, addressed by their president, Aliyu Sokomba after the 40th ordinary general meeting of the association.

One of their demands, according to Sokomba, is the payment of “the recent COVID-19 inducement allowance that was widely speculated to have been paid to Doctors and other health workers.”

Another is the immediate recall of sacked resident doctors at the Jos University Teaching Hospital and payment of their salaries.

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They also want a universal implementation of the Resident Training Act in federal and state Teaching Hospitals while calling on governments at all levels to provide adequate personnel protective equipment for health workers.

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