Resident doctors to commence strike in 21 days

Resident doctors have threatened to down tools in the next 21 days except the Federal Government meet their demands.
In a communiqué at the end of the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the association in Calabar by its president, Dr Onyebueze John; Secretary General, Dr Aneke Emmanuel and Publicity Secretary, Dr Asinobi Ugoeze, the resident doctors demanded their immediate enrolment on the IPPIS platform without further delay.
Other demands according to the communiqué include, “The circularisation of house officer entry point despite various collective agreements on same.
“The plan of the Federal Government to stagnate the promotion of resident doctors.
“The delay in payment of salary shortfalls experienced between January and May 2017 as well as outstanding shortfalls from 2016.

“The cloud of poor working conditions and poor remunerations that our members in the state Tertiary health institutions have endured despite our appeals to relevant stakeholders and having proffered viable solutions to the quagmire.

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