Nigerian doctors go on strike in the midst of Coronavirus pandemic crises

A  Nigerian State chapter of the association of resident doctors in Nigeria, have just gone on an indefinite strike amidst the Coronavirus pandemic crises.

Rising from an emergency meeting held earlier today, the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Abuja chapter, revealed they have embarked on a strike action with effect from Tuesday March 17th.

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Abuja chapter president, Roland Aigbovo, said they considered extensively on the health threat posed by the coronavirus scare, their work conditions, and patient care before arriving at the difficult decision to embark on an indefinite strike.

According to the aggrieved doctors, the decision to go on the strike at this time is due to the failure of the FCT administration to pay them their basic salaries for more than two months.

According to Aigbovo, there has been salary irregularities and deficits since the migration to the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System by the FCTA.

The doctors’ decision comes hours after the third case of Coronavirus was confirmed in Lagos State.

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