Abuja Resident doctors embark on strike Amidst Coronavirus

Resident doctors in Abuja have embarked on an indefinite strike, the association of resident doctors in Abuja have deliberated extensively on the health threat posed by the coronavirus.

The work conditions and patient care before arriving at the difficult decision the association said the mass action follows the failure of the FCT administration to pay them their basic salaries for more than two months.

in a statement signed by its President Roland Aigbovo, the members have been thrown into financial distress due to the non-payment of their salaries and despite repeated warnings and ultimatum, nothing has been done by authorities.

He said members of the association considered the challenge of coronavirus in the country and the condition of patients before taking the decision.

Aigbovo said their salaries have been irregular since the introduction of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).

He said the association has issued warnings and ultimatums, but that the government has not done anything to address their demands.

On Monday, resident doctors at the Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, Abuja, began a three-day warning strike over non-payment of shortfalls in their salaries.


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