COVID-19: NMA talks tough, as Doctors insist on indefinite Strike

Medical Doctors in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, have announced an indefinite strike due to nonpayment of their salaries, saying no going back on the industrial action.

The President of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Abuja chapter, Dr Roland Aigbovo, made the declaration amidst anxiety over coronavirus

The Doctors explained that the decision to embarked on strike followed extensive deliberation on the health threat posed by the coronavirus scare, their work conditions and patient care.

The President, said the FCT Administration had failed to pay them basic salaries for more than two months.

He lamented that doctors were in financial distress and that repeated warnings and ultimatum have failed to yield positive results.

Dr Aigbovo added that other health workers also affected would join the mass action within 48 hours if their demands which were the same were not met.

NMA talks tough on Covid-19

President of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Professor Francis Faduyile, has called on the federal government to close borders against countries with high cases of coronavirus.

Speaking in Lagos, Prof Faduyile said that the time has come for the country to close its border against countries with a high level of coronavirus infection.

He noted that if coronavirus gets loose in the country, Nigeria will suffer for it, “the time has come for us as a country to take decisive action. I can tell you, if coronavirus gets loose in this country, the whole of Nigeria will suffer for it.

“The view of Nigeria Medical Association is that it’s high time the Nigeria government take that decision of closing the border against those countries with a high level of coronavirus infection.”

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