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Nigeria doctors embark on indefinite strike

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<p>Members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (<span class="caps">NARD</span>) in Nigeria have embarked on an indefinite strike.</p> <p>President of the Association, Dr Aliyu Sokomba made the announcement on Monday while addressing a press conference in the capital, Abuja.</p> <p>But those treating patients with <span class="caps">COVID</span>-19 would continue to work, President of the National Association of Resident Doctors, said in a tweet.</p> <p>Sokomba warned that even exempt doctors would join the strike if their demands were not met within two weeks.</p> <p>The doctors union has denounced failings by the state over inadequate provision of protective equipment. </p> <p>They are demanding a risk allowance for those working on the frontline to battle the coronavirus. The public hospital doctors are also unhappy about dismissals and reduction of their wages.</p> <p>Africa’s most populous nation, with 200 million inhabitants, has recorded 16,085 cases and 420 deaths as of Monday June 15.</p> <p>More than 800 health workers have been infected. </p> <p><strong><span class="caps">AFP</span></strong></p>
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