Health Minister on NARD Strike

The Minster of health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu has condemned the three – day warning strike embarked upon by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) urging them to instead allow the implementation of the comprehensive resolutions that emerged from the meeting held on the 14th of this month.

A statement by the Special Assistant on Media and Communication to the Minister Dan Nwomeh says a meeting was held with the relevant parties following a notice of strike served the Federal Minister of health by the Association over some industries issues at Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital where all the contentious issues were subsequently resolved.

However following a motion for injunction against the strike by the Chief Medical Director of Irrua Specialist teaching Hospital yet to be granted, the Association reacted by serving a fresh notice of a national warning strike which has entered day 2. The National Association of Resident Doctors is now demanding for the suspension of the CMD of irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital which was never part of the earlier demands deliberated upon at the meeting between NARD and the Federal Ministry of health.

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