Nigerian Doctors On Strike

There’s somewhat of a kerfuffle happening in Nigeria, and it’s only right that I share my findings with you all. The following information comes from Africa News.

An indefinite strike is being headed by members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD). The doctors union denounced the state’s inadequate provisions of protective equipment, and they’re demanding a risk allowance for those working on the frontline battling the coronavirus. Many public hospital doctors are also unhappy about dismissals and wage reductions.

As of right now, those treating patients for COVID-19 will continue to work. But Dr. Aliyu Sokomba, President of NARD, advised that even exempt doctors would join the strike if their demands aren’t met within two weeks. 

Of the 16,085 cases and 420 deaths, 800 healthcare workers have been infected by the virus. So this strike is warranted, in my opinion.

To check out the full article, click here. If you have any additional information, feel free to comment below.

Until Next Time…

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