Ngige Requests Resident Doctors Reconsider Their Positions and Return to Work

Ngige Requests Resident Doctors Reconsider Their Positions and Return to Work

 Fast news reports that the labor and Productivity Minister Chris Ngige has called on resident doctors to resume their work.

Ngige said that the resident doctors should be there for discussion during an interview on Channels Television on Sunday after returning to work.

On August 2, an “irregular payment of salaries” strike was initiated by the National Association of Resident Drugs (NARD).

The strikes of the resident doctors were made not possible by efforts by different parties involved, including the Chief of State Muhammadu Buhari and the House of Representatives.

The Labor Minister stated that he was determined to prevent “vandalizing” the profession.

“I would like to urge NARD to re-examine its position, return to work tomorrow or the next day and return to debate again. We’ve got a lot to talk about,” said the minister.

“I’ve got nephews that are physicians residents. In the east, I have three of them: Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital, UNTH Enugu, Enugu. I’ve got so many.

“I’ve got my son — an officer at the house. I’ve got my daughter in October joining the house. I’ve got a son, God willing, who in October will graduate again. I can’t destroy the profession, but if it is to be vandalized, I must also protect it.”

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