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Senate Wants Doctors Held Responsible For Any Dead Patient
Politics

Senate Wants Doctors Held Responsible For Any Dead Patient

The Senate Committee on Health has faulted the strike embarked upon by resident doctors, asking Nigerians to hold the doctors responsible if any patient dies on account of the strike. Chairman of the committee, Ibrahim Oloriegbe, said this during a public hearing on the ‘Federal Medical Centre, Mubi, Adamawa State (Establishment) Bill, 2021’ sponsored by Senator Aishatu Ahmed (Binani).According to him, the National Assembly made every effort to avert the strike, to no avail. “We had a marathon meeting on March 21 and agreed on all the issues that were raised by the resident doctors,” he said, adding that three germane issues, including the payment of salary to house officers, were the major reasons they wanted to go on strike. “The second one was what they claimed to be paymen...
Government Agencies Sending Us Threat Messages To End Strike – Resident Doctors
Health

Government Agencies Sending Us Threat Messages To End Strike – Resident Doctors

The National Association of Resident Doctors has raised the alarm that it is being threatened by some government agencies to call off its ongoing strike. This comes four days into the nationwide strike which according to the association is to protest against the failure of the Federal Government to honour their agreements, including the payment of salary arrears and indemnity for their colleagues who died in the line of COVID-19 duty. The National President, NARD, Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, told Sunday PUNCH in an interview on Thursday that even though they had the duty to save lives, they are first human beings who had needs and should not be denied their entitlements. He said this was a fight for survival, noting that they were tired of signing a memorandum of understanding wi...
Resident Doctors To Begin Indefinite Strike April 1
Health

Resident Doctors To Begin Indefinite Strike April 1

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has resolved to commence “a total and indefinite strike” on April 1 2021, by 8am, if the Federal Government refuses to accede to its demands. This was the outcome of its Extraordinary National Executive Council meeting held on Saturday 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 communique of the NEC attended by over 50 chapters of NARD was signed by its President, Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi; Secretary-General, Dr. Jerry Isogun and Publicity/Social Secretary, Dr. Dotun Osikoya and obtained by journalists on Sunday evening. The document reads, The NEC unanimously agreed that NARD shou...
Resident Doctors Suspend Nationwide Strike
Health

Resident Doctors Suspend Nationwide Strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended the nationwide industrial action. Dr Aliyu Sokumba who is the President of NARD confirmed this to Channels Television on Thursday evening. Dr Sokumba disclosed that the union will review the progress made in talks with the Federal Government in two weeks. On Wednesday, the Federal Government and the doctors reached an agreement in a bid to end the industrial action. During the meeting which almost took the entire day, NARD had disclosed that it will liaise with the executive council with a view to calling off the strike. Both parties had been in talks to resolve the issues which led to NARD declaring an end to the country-wide strike. After the meeting, the Federal said an additional N8.9 billion has been a...
Replace striking doctors with corps members- Health Minister, Osagie Ehanire, instructs hospitals
Health

Replace striking doctors with corps members- Health Minister, Osagie Ehanire, instructs hospitals

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has directed the Chief Medical Directors and Managing Directors of the Federal tertiary hospitals to immediately replace striking resident doctors in their hospitals with consultants and doctors on the National Youth Service Corps. Resident doctors in Nigeria commenced an indefinite strike on Monday, September 7 over the Federal government's failure to meet their demands which includes payment of COVID-19 allowances among other demands.   In a statement released today Wednesday, September 9, Ehanire said the strike embarked by the doctors at a time when the country was battling the COVID-19 pandemic is ill-timed and ill-advised.   “lt is with deep concern that l view the ongoing strike by the Nigerian Association of Residen...
Resident Doctors Suspend Nationwide Strike
Health

Resident Doctors Suspend Nationwide Strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors has announced the suspension of its strike with effect from Monday, June 22, 2020. The organisation said it took the decision in order to enable the government time to fulfill outstanding demands following an appeal by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and other stakeholders. NARD made the announcement in a communique read to journalists by its President, Dr. Aliyu Sokomba, on Sunday in Abuja after its National Executive Council meeting attended by over 300 members.
NARD Nationwide Strike: FG Threatens Actions Against NARD
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NARD Nationwide Strike: FG Threatens Actions Against NARD

The Federal government has threatened to take action against any resident doctor on its payroll who fails to resume work today, June 17. Recall that NARD had embarked on a nationwide strike on Monday due to the Federal Government’s failure to meet demands made by the association. A negotiation meeting convened by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige with the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, and the leadership of the Resident doctors, ended in a deadlock on Tuesday after many hours of deliberation. Ngige, during the meeting, stated that health workers are the essential frontline officers during the coronavirus pandemic and have suffered great mishaps across the country. According to him, the major issues have been taken care of, while other minor issues will...
Resident Doctors To Begin Nationwide Strike Today
Health

Resident Doctors To Begin Nationwide Strike Today

After 6 hours deliberations, the National Executive Council, NEC of the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD have resolved to proceed with its planned nationwide strike on Monday morning. This follows the expiration of the 14-day ultimatum issued to the Government to meet their demands. NARD President, Dr. Aliyu Sokomba who confirmed this to ait.live says the resident doctors however appreciate the efforts of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and other stakeholders for their sincerity in resolving the issues. The NEC of NARD resolved that the doctors managing Covid -19 at the treatment centres in Nigeria are exempted from participating in the strike as demonstration of goodwill to Nigerians.
Resident Doctors issue 14-day strike notice to FG
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Resident Doctors issue 14-day strike notice to FG

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) on Saturday said its members would proceed on a total and indefinite strike if the Federal Government failed to address their demands within 14 days. The Association stated this in a communique issued at the end of its virtual 40th Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) and Scientific Conference. The communiqué was signed by NARD National President, Dr. Sokomba Aliyu, and Publicity Secretary,  Dr. Egbogu Stanley in Kaduna. The NARD 40th OGM was held under the theme: ‘Health inequalities and social determinants of health in Nigeria.’ The virtual OGM, attended by 74 Chapters of the association from across the country, deliberated on issues affecting the nation’s health care system and welfare of its members. “NARD calls on the Federa...
Doctors Accuse Kogi State Government of Frustrating Efforts to Test Patients for COVID-19
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Doctors Accuse Kogi State Government of Frustrating Efforts to Test Patients for COVID-19

The Kogi state government has been accused of frustrating health officials' effort to test patients who have COVID-19 symptoms in the state. President of the Association of Resident Doctors, FMC Lokoja, Agwu Nnanna who lamented over the lack of adequate testing in a statement made available to newsmen last night, said the current state of things in the state has increased COVID-19 risk among health workers. Nnanna also called on the federal ministry of health and the presidential task force on COVID-19 to "rally all relevant stakeholders in Kogi State to ensure that Coronavirus tests are carried out in the state for the safety of health workers," as they might be forced to take their destinies into their own hands. He said; “Many patients with symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 ...
President Of UCH Resident Doctors Tests Positive For Coronavirus
Health

President Of UCH Resident Doctors Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Dr Adedayo Williams, the President of Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) in University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, has tested positive for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Williams disclosed this in a WhatsApp message he sent to his colleagues and obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday. ‌The UCH spokesperson, Mr Toye Akinrinlola, also confirmed the news in a phone chat with NAN. “Good afternoon, dear colleagues and friends. “Having been on the field caring for others, I thought it wise to subject myself to a voluntary screening for COVID-19. “The result turned out to be positive on Saturday evening, April18. “I presently do not have any symptom and I am currently on self isolation, awaiting a repeat test. “I implore everyone...
Alleged Fraud: UNTH Doctors Take Case To EFCC
Crime

Alleged Fraud: UNTH Doctors Take Case To EFCC

A delegation of over eighty resident doctors under the aegis of the Association of Resident Doctors from the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) Ituku/Ozalla, on Thursday stormed the South East Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Enugu. They are demanding for the resignation and investigation of the Deputy Director of Finance of the Institution, Mr. Onuchukwu Chukwudi by the anti-graft agency. Speaking on behalf of the protesting doctors, the President of the group, Dr.Nwidenyi Isiah said they came to the Commission to solicit for urgent intervention. He said; “Today,we have come to visit you, today we have come to plead with you to rescue us from shackles of corruption, misappropriation of public funds by the management of the hospit...
15,000 Doctors Dump Nigeria For Overseas
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15,000 Doctors Dump Nigeria For Overseas

500 take exams to relocate in 2017 700 doctors leave every year –NMA Stakeholders lament brain drain Doctors protest 22 months unpaid salaries No fewer than 15,000 medical doctors have left Nigeria for overseas in search of greener pastures. A reliable source at the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) told New Telegraph that “over 15,000 doctors have travelled out of Nigeria to developed countries where they are now practising medicine.” President of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Dr. Mike Ogirima, confirmed that between 10,000 and 15,000 Nigerian doctors are working outside the country. Ogirima told New Telegraph that about 90 per cent of those working outside the country are trained in Nigeria where they acquired their capacity. The NMA President noted...

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