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After Confirmation Of Third Coronavirus Case, Nigerian Doctors Begin Indefinite Strike

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Just few minutes after the Ministry of Health confirmed the third case of the Coronavirus pandemic in the country, doctors in Abuja announced that it had began an indefinite strike.

After Confirmation Of Third Coronavirus Case, Nigerian Doctors Begin Indefinite Strike
After Confirmation Of Third Coronavirus Case, Nigerian Doctors Begin Indefinite Strike

This was made known on Tuesday by the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Abuja chapter.

The doctors said they deliberated extensively on the health threat posed by the coronavirus scare, their work conditions, and patient care before arriving at the “difficult decision.”

In a statement signed by its president, Roland Aigbovo, the association said the mass action followed the failure of the FCT administration to pay them their basic salaries for more than two months.

Mr Aigbovo said their members have been thrown into financial distress due to the nonpayment of their salaries and despite repeated warnings and ultimatum, nothing has been done by authorities.

He said there has been salary irregularities and shortfalls since the migration to the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System by the FCTA.

Odunews had earlier reported that the Lagos state Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, confirmed a third case of Coronavirus in the country.

“This is a new case independent of the index case of a 30 year-old Nigerian, female, who returned from the UK on 13th March,” the Lagos state commissioner of Health said.

Mr Abayomi said the patient, who initially showed symptoms of the infection, observed self-Isolation, and thereafter tested positive.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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