The National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, yesterday, accused the Federal Government for not being sincere with the promises it made during negotiations it had, while the association was on strike.
While speaking at the Nigerian Medical Association’s Physician week, which held at the University College Hospital, UCH, in Ibadan, the Chairman of the association in Oyo State, Dr. Temitope Hussain said some of the promises have not been fulfilled.
He stated that hough the strike was called off in good fate, the Federal Government has not done the needful in acceding to the demands that made.
“For example, the MRTS that was said to have been paid, less than 60 per cent of doctors have received the MRTS and it is very disheartening that in spite of all the promises the government made, they’ve still not been able to resolve the matters we presented before them.
“As we speak, for instance at the University College Hospital, about 200 of our members are still being owed salaries up to five months though they’ve been captured on the IPPIS platform, they’ve still not been paid and some of the matters such as hazard allowance have not been resolved,” Hussain said.
He added that though the doctors are not happy, they’re still working and hoping that the government will do the needful.
“Our requests are specific and they’ve not been met. Out of all the things we requested, Maybe about one of them has been done.
“So we can confidently say that the government has not been sincere with us.”