By Mukwuzi Joseph
The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended its nationwide strike — two months after the action began.
Recall that in August, the doctor’s union embarked on strike following a disagreement with the federal government over the non-availability of medical equipment at public tertiary hospitals.
In a communique signed by the Nigerian Medical Association, Secretary-General Ekpe Philips Uche, after the meeting held among delegates of NMA and NARD on Sunday in Abuja, the NMA advised NARD to stop the ongoing industrial action.
At the meeting, NMA mandated the National Officers Committee, NOC, to ensure the implementation of the memorandum of understanding signed with the federal government on August 21.
The association asked NOC to report back to the National Executive Council of NMA periodically on the progress being made on implementing the memorandum of understanding.
NMA also mandated the NOC to continue to interface with the chairmen of the state branches, including the FCT, on the progress being made.
According to Godiya Ishaya, NARD president, the association has officially called off the strike.
He said, ” We’ve officially suspended the strike to resume at 8:00 am on Wednesday.