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NARD may exclude members working in isolation centres from strike

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The President of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, has disclosed that the association might exclude their members currently working in different isolation centres in the country from their ongoing strike.

In a chat with The Guardian, yesterday, Okhuaihesuyi noted that all NARD members, including those working in isolation centres had been involved in the industrial action, saying the association might consider excluding its members in the frontline from the strike.

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He, however, insisted that the strike would continue until the government meets their demands

Chairman of the Association of Resident Doctors, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Dr. Nnamdi Nd-Ezuma, also told The Guardian that the isolation centres in the FCT were still functional, noting that there were consultants and other medical doctors who are not members of NARD that were attending to the patients.

The doctors are demanding, amongst other things, payment of all salaries arrears, review of the current hazard allowance to 50 per cent of consolidated basic salaries of all health workers and payment of the outstanding COVID-19 allowance especially in state-owned tertiary institutions.

Others are immediate payment of all salary arrears including March salaries for their members in all Federal and State Tertiary Health Institutions across the country especially ASUTH, IMSUTH and UNIMEDTH.

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