The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD)  have given the federal government notice of industrial action.

The Punch reported that, NARD gave the government two weeks to resolve all pending issues in the health sector or face a medical doctors strike at the end of the September.

Dr John Onyebueze, the president of the association, said this when he was speaking with journalists at the end of NARD’s 26th Annual General Meeting in Enugu.

He mentioned the issues like unpaid salaries, upgrading the infrastructure in teaching hospitals, the immediate release and implementation of the report on the residency training programme,
actions against poliomyelitis and Lassa fever. This can bridge the harmony in the health sector if nothing is done to bring change in the situation by the end of September, 2016.

He also asked:
“Are you talking about the rickety beds in the accident and emergency wards? We do not even have gloves and emergency tools. We do not have pens to write and make prescriptions. We are saying that this thing must not continue.”

“Centers that are not deducting pension contributions from our members should immediately commence, while all centers should ensure full remittance of deducted contributions of our members to the Pension Fund Administrators.”