There are fears that medical services might be halted in Zamfara as the State branch of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has joined their counterparts nationwide to embark on an indefinite strike until the Federal Government acceded to their demands.
The General Secretary of the National Association of Resident Doctors, Zamfara State branch, Doctor Ibrahim Dauran, made this known while speaking to Channels Television on Wednesday, July 26.
He said the branch obeyed the directive of the national executives of the association to observe the industrial action to press home their demands.
Dr Ibrahim said the failure of the government to implement the agreement reached over several issues led to the indefinite strike embarked upon by members of the association.
The issues, he said, include hazard allowances, upward salary review, medical residency training funds 2023, and immediate release of the circular on one-for-one replacement, among other demands.
Dr Dauran called on the Federal Government to allow the doctors to “breathe” by approving and implementing at least 80% of their demands.
“My call on the Federal Government, as their slogan is to allow the poor to breathe, but if they prolong this strike, they will surely suffocate the poor man; they should also allow us, the Doctors, to breathe,” Dauran stressed