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Association Of Resident Doctors In Kaduna State To Begin Indefinite Strike From October 2nd 2017

The Association of Residents Doctors in Kaduna State says its members would proceed on an indefinite strike from October Two.

President of the association, Doctor Joseph Natsah-Jokshan, who made the announcement at a press briefing in Kaduna, said a twenty-one-day strike notice was forwarded to the government after a congress meeting of the association on September nine.

He said the ultimatum was to compel the government to implement the 2011 agreement it entered with the association.

The agreement was on funding, equipping and staffing of hospitals, salary payment, residency training and implementation of corrected Consolidated Medical Salary Structure among others.

Doctor Natsah-Jokshan explained that doctors in Kaduna State are overstretched, with doctor-population ratio at one to four thousand, as against six hundred recommended by the World Health Organization.

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