Ibadan Chapter of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), University College Hospital (UCH), says the association lost over 17 doctors to the wave of coronavirus pandemic.
The president, Mr Hussein, who justified the association’s decision to join the nationwide strike of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), explained that the families of the lost doctors were yet to benefit from the Death-in-Service Insurance Scheme of the country.
According to Mr Hussein, the doctors were also protesting the non-payment of outstanding salaries across the country and also demanding for an upward review of hazard allowance, among others issues.
They further decried the agony of three months of no salaries, despite their uninterrupted services to the nation.
Mr Hussein further said in spite of the three-months window given to the government to review medical hazard allowance, the allowance had remained at five thousand naira monthly.
Hussein also explained that the strike began on the heels of the expiration of the sixty day (60) ultimatum given to the FG on January 25.