Resident Doctors Embarks On 3-week Strike


Members of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) at the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan on Thursday embarked on a three-week industrial action.

This was made known by the President of ARD-UCH, Dr Abiodun Ogundipe. According to Peak News, he spoke with their correspondent on phone and revealed that the action was to demand for the enrollment of their colleagues on the government’s payment platform.

He said, “Up till now, they were yet to be captured on the platform, which means there is no hope in sight for them.

“This is why we have embarked on this industrial action to express our displeasure and also to plead with the government to help us facilitate this and ensure that our members are as soon as possible placed on the IPPIS platform so that life can be better for them,”

Ogundipe added that the strike would be for three weeks hopefully, depending on when the issue would be resolved.

”There are other national issues bordering on welfare which the government needs to address, and we are having a meeting tomorrow (Friday) to review them.

“Already, we have a two-week ultimatum given to the Federal Government.

“This is regarding some of our welfare issues and other matters that have been lingering for long,” he said.

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