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Resident Doctors Embarks On Strike In Oyo

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By Richard Thomas, Ibadan

Members of the Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria, University College Hospital, Ibadan on Monday joined their counterparts nationwide for an indefinite strike called by the National body of the Association.

The Doctors stayed away from their respective duty posts at the hospital while other activities continue.

Our correspondent who was at the Lounge of the Resident Doctors within the hospital, reports that the premises was deserted as only the President of the Association, Dr Zakariyah Hussain and few principal officers were on ground to monitor members compliance with the action.

Dr. Hussain while highlighting some of the demands of the Doctors in an interview with our Correspondent accused the federal and state governments of being insensitive to the plights of the Association in ensuring qualitative healthcare delivery in Nigeria.

He maintained that several measures had been adopted by the leadership of the Association to avoid the nationwide strike noting that the government has been foot-dragging on the matter.

While promising that the door of the Association is open to dialogue on all contending issues, Dr. Hussain urged Nigerians to see reasons with the Association and prevail on the government to do the needful.

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