80% of our requests have been met – Zamfara physicians to FG

The Zamfara State branch of the National Association of Residents Doctors joined their counterparts countrywide in an indefinite strike on Wednesday, effectively shutting down medical services in the state and pressing the federal government to meet their demands.

Dr Ibrahim Dauran, the association’s General Secretary, told reporters in Gusau, the state capital, that the branch had followed the instruction of the association’s national executives and observed the strike.

“Failure of the government to implement the reached agreement includes issues such as hazard allowances, upward salary review, and medical residency training funds 2023, among others,” he stated.

Dr. Dauran urged the Federal Government to meet the doctors’ demands by approving and enforcing at least 80% of them.

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“My call to the Federal Government is that, despite their slogan of allowing the poor to breathe, if this strike continues, they will surely suffocate the poor man.” “They should also let us doctors breathe,” he remarked.

He also stated that they have no intention of going on an indefinite strike.

“If the government can meet our demands, we will call off the indefinite strike action immediately,” he stated.

According to the DAILY POST, most people with patients in federal hospitals have withdrawn them and transferred them to private hospitals in the state and neighbouring Sokoto State.

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