The Federal Authorities has signed a Memorandum of Motion (MOA) with the Nationwide Affiliation of Resident Medical doctors (NARD) to avert the union’s deliberate nationwide strike.
NAN studies that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, disclosed this whereas addressing newsmen on the finish of a gathering with NARD on Thursday in Abuja.
NARD had threatened to start a nationwide strike on April 1, accusing the Federal Authorities of reneging on the agreements it reached with the union.
The docs’ grievances embrace the non-payment of salaries of between three to 5 months to some home officers and the non-recruitment of home officers.
Others are the abolishment of the bench charges for docs present process coaching in different hospitals, and the non-payment of Nationwide Minimal Wage and hazard allowances to docs.
Addressing newsmen Ngige stated that the deliberations had been fruitful and that every one the issues written within the MoA can be carried out.
“Hopefully, by tomorrow you’ll expertise the cost as agreed right here for the second class of docs, who’re an overflow of the quota of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN).
“By the point the Chairman of the Chief Medical Administrators (CMDs) comes up together with his last checklist and harmonise it with that of the MDCN, we’d not have challenge anymore over this cost or whether or not some docs haven’t been paid,” he stated.
Ngige famous that timelines had additionally been placed on different points raised by the docs.
He stated that each events would reconvene in a single month’s time for reassessment of the given assignments.
“With this MoA, we hope you (NARD executives) get to your members to allow them to perceive higher that authorities has moved proactively to deal with a lot of the points forward of your coming.
“We’re completely satisfied that you simply perceive and so I provide you with assurance that a lot of the issues written right here shall be completed.
“We’ll help the Federal Ministry of Well being, the Finance Ministry and the Workplace of Accountant Basic of the Federation to be sure that they maintain their very own aspect of the discount,’’ the minister stated.