Nigerian Medical Doctors Embark on Indefinite Strike While More Cases of Coronavirus Are Turning Up

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Despite the scare that the novel coronavirus is causing around the world, Nigerian doctors have embarked on an indefinite strike. This was made known by members of the Abuja chapter, of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), when they announced that beginning from the 17th of March 2020, the body was going into an indefinite strike.


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In a statement released by the president of the body, Roland Aigbovo, after an emergency meeting in the morning of the 17th of March, the doctors said that the decision to embark on the strike action was arrived at after extensive deliberations on the threat that the coronavirus posed to the health of Nigerians, the dangerous work conditions that practitioners were forced to work under, and the negligence of the FCT administration at not paying their salaries as at when due, the aggrieved doctors accused the FCT administration of not paying them their basic salaries for more than two months.

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