Nigeria’s National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has embarked on a 3-day warning strike yesterday.
The strike is being conducted to protest outstanding salaries and allowances, and training opportunities for its members, among other demands, Vanguard reports.
As a result of the strike, patients seeking care at public hospitals affected by the strike, have been left stranded, as doctors have not been at work since yesterday. Only a handful of nurses and medical consultants have been available to attend to patients.
Hospitals affected by the protests include Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba; National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi; University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Ogun State’s Federal Medical Centre, and many others.
NARD has threatened to go on an indefinite strike if demands are not met.
Watch Channels Televisions‘ report on the strike: