The Nigerian Government Pleads With Doctors On Strike To Continue Negotiation

Minister of State for Health has appealed to the leadership of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD)  to involve negotiation for the ongoing issue.

The appeal followed NARD’s nationwide indefinite strike which started on August 2 to press home the implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding it entered into with Federal Government in March 2021 on welfare and other issues that affect members.

The minister noted that primary healthcare facilities which were the closest to communities had become the weakest links in the healthcare delivery system due to their ineffectiveness to provide services needed.

He said “government is, therefore, making efforts toward changing this undesirable narrative. The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, in collaboration with stakeholders, has developed simple messages to aid infectious disease detection.

Some stakeholders at the event included Tanko Sununu, the Chairman, House Committee on Healthcare Services, represented by Fatima Mairami, a Chief Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynecologist.

Others were the Minister of the FCT, Mohammed Bello, represented by Mohammed Kawu, the acting Secretary, Health and Human Services Secretariat, FCTA, medical doctors and chief medical directors.