The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria has directed its members in hospitals that had not received full salaries by end of July to take necessary actions, including total withdrawal of services, to ensure compliance.
The President of the association, Dr. Muhammad Askira, gave the directive while briefing newsmen in Kano on Monday.
Askira said the decision to give the directive was taken at the National Executive Council meeting of the association held between July 25 and 30 in Keffi, Nasarawa State.
He said: “Many Federal Tertiary hospitals are yet to pay full salaries for doctors despite the directive and agreement that such should commence latest by end of July.
“Instead, our colleagues are subjected to various degrees of victimisation as a result of their roles in the just suspended nationwide strike by NARD.
“This is contrary to the spirit of negotiations and reconciliation reached with the government at the instance of the Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.”
Askira said NARD would continue to monitor developments at the 25 branches that failed to honour the agreement as they engage their respective managements.
He called for immediate enrolment of all members into the IPPIS platform to ensure appropriate remuneration and curtail leakages of public funds in the name of spurious personnel cost.
Askira, however, commended President Muhammadu Buhari and Dogara for their prompt intervention, which led to the suspension of the recent strike by the association.
He said: “The NEC appreciates the intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Honourable Speaker in amicably resolving all the issues in our demands.”
Credit: The Eagle Online