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Doctors call off 63-day old strike

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Resident doctors under the aegis of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have suspended their nationwide strike after sixty-three days.

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Godiya Ishaya, NARD president, announced the decision in a statement after a meeting with the delegates of NMA and NARD.

The doctors had embarked on strike on the 2nd of August following a disagreement with the Federal Government over some unresolved issues.

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The federal government had threatened to not pay the doctors if they continued with their strike.

The federal government had also dragged the association of doctors before an industrial court.

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However, Ishaya in a statement on Monday noted that NMA mandated the National Officers Committee, NOC, to ensure the implementation of the memorandum of understanding signed with the federal government on August 21.

According to him, the association also asked NOC to report back to the National Executive Council of NMA periodically on the progress being made on implementing the memorandum of understanding.

“We’ve officially suspended the strike to resume at 8:00 am on Wednesday. We made the decision in the wee hours of today.

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”We held an emergency meeting from 5:30 pm on Sunday to the morning hours of today, and the NEC decided that having reviewed the progress made so far, the strike should be suspended,” he said.

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