After two months away from their consulting rooms and duty posts, resident doctors have voted to call off their two months old strike. They resume next Wednesday.
Members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), resolved to suspend the industrial action after an emergency National Executive Council meeting, held in Abuja on Sunday.
After a long debate a vote was taken, and 56 of the NEC members voted in favour of suspending the strike while 28 supported the continuation.
The doctors went on strike two months ago to push for the implementation of the Memoradum of Agreement reached with federal government and to protest the alleged non-payment of arrears of salaries and allowances to some members.
The doctors also sought the immediate release of their residency training fund and for the placement of their members in the appropriate salary structure.