COVID-19: Reps beg doctors not to go on strike

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The House of Representatives has intervened in the crisis between the Federal Government and the National Association of Resident Doctors in a move to avert the planned strike by members of the latter.

Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Tuesday in Abuja, specifically begged the doctors not to down tools in the middle of COVID -19 pandemic when he met with officials of the government and the NARD on how to address the issues that led to the planned industrial action.

At a meeting that lasted about three hours were the Minister of Health, Prof Osagie Ehanire; Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora; the Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation, Ben Akabueze; President, NARD, Sokomba Aliyu; and the Secretary-General, Nigeria Medical Association, Ekpe Philips, among others.

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