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Indefinite strike: Resident doctors demand increased salary 



On Tuesday, the National Association of Resident Doctors(NARD) announced a total and indefinite strike to press home their demands of higher salary to the federal government.

In a press statement signed by the National President of NARD, Dr Emeka Orji, there was a listing of seven major demands of the doctors including Immediate payment of the 2023 Medical Residency Training Fund(MRTF), immediate release of the circular on one-for-one replacement and payment of skipping arrears.

Other demands are: an upward review of the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure(CONMESS) in line with full salary restoration to the 2014 value of CONMESS, payment of the arrears of consequential adjustment of minimum to the omitted doctors and the reversal of the downgrading of the membership certificate by MDCN

The doctors are also demanding the payment of MRTF’s new hazard allowance, skipping and implementation of corrected CONMESS in State Tertiary Health Institutions as well as the payment of omitted hazard allowance arrears.

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