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JUTH doctors threaten to go on strike

Jos — Resident doctors at the Jos University Teaching Hospital, JUTH,  have threatened to start a three-day warning strike on June 1.

The President of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) in the hospital, Dr Pokop Bupwatda, told newsmen in Jos, yesterday  that during the  strike,  resident doctors would not be at their duty posts.

He said the management of the hospital had been properly served with the mandatory 21-day notice in accordance with  the labour law.

According to him, the decision to embark on the strike was taken at the association’s Ordinary General Meeting held from May 18 to May 23 in Abuja.

He said that at the meeting, the NARD called on the Federal Government to improve on the infrastructure in hospitals.

He said the NARD also implored the Federal Government to reintroduce the mandatory post part one overseas clinical attachment for resident doctors to make them be at par with their colleagues in other parts of the world.

NARD, he said, also wanted the government to implement the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure (CONMESS) and its arrears from January 2010 to date.


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