The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has hinted that there is no going back on their demand for a 200 per cent increment in the CONMESS salary structure.
As reported by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the update was shared by NARD President, Dr Emeka Orji in a communique issued after its scientific conference in Lagos on Saturday.
The doctors are also demanding that the associated allowances which they made known in their July 7, 2022, letter to the government be met.
“We have resolved to give the new government some time to quickly resolve this issue, which is at the root of the current spate of massive brain drain in the sector,” part of the communiquée reads.
NARD also urged state governments to ensure the revival of the health sector while calling on the federal government to declare a state of emergency in the aforementioned sector so that the lip service being paid to the Brain Drain issue will end.
“We call on Governors Adedapo Abiodun of Ogun State, Alex Otti of Abia State, Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State, Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Abdurahman Abdulrasaq of Kwara State and the FCTA Administration to urgently look into the situation in the health sector in their states as mentioned in the observations above.
“This is because these are capable of breaking down the industrial peace in their states.
“NARD also calls on the management of Lagos University Teaching Hospital and the Lagos State Governor to discontinue the demand for bench fees as this contravenes the decision of the National Council on Establishment to abolish the fees.”
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