Medical residents call for review of medical salary structure –
The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors issued a two-week ultimatum to the federal government to implement programs that would improve the welfare of its members or face industrial action.
The doctors who made their positions known after a meeting of the National Executive Council in Nasarawa State, are demanding higher salaries, among other things, due to the slowdown in the national economy.
Godwin Agwam reports that this is the National Executive Council Meeting of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors and this time they are meeting in Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State.
The dwindling fortunes of the national economy are at the forefront and they are here to pave the way to better well-being.
The doctors are welcomed by the Governor of Nasarawa State who assures them that they deserve rewards for their commitment and dedication.
At the end of the meeting, the doctors demand from the federal government, a revision of the structure of medical salaries, the immediate payment of the consecutive adjustment of the minimum wage and other demands.
They also want a 15% increase in health sector funding in the 2023 budget.
Resident doctors are giving the federal government a two-week ultimatum to respond to their demands or face industrial action.