“We are sorry but we have to continue with the strike for the sake of Dr’s welfare”- (NMA)

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has apologised to the country over the strike embarked upon by the Association of Resident Doctors (NARD).

The doctors had begun an indefinite strike on Thursday, April 1, over salary arrears and owed allowances.

Addressing journalists on Sunday April 4 in Abuja, Chairman of the NMA federal capital territory (FCT) chapter, Enema Amo, du, said the association is “very sorry” but has to continue the strike for the sake of doctors’ welfare, to allow them meet the needs of patients.

Amodu said: “We are not insensitive; we hope that government t and those in charge of the discussion with NARD will take it seriously, with a view to settling the issues at stake.

“To our patients, we are very sorry that your settleepileptic irregular healthcare service delivery; we have taken an oath to take care of you.

“But if a doctor is not in a sound state of mind and is not happy with what he or she is getting from the job, the doctor may not be in right frame of mind to discharge his or her duty right.

“And this will invariably affect t you; by the time we get placed properly, renumeration and other welfare matters and facilities that we need to serve you, we will remunerationerve you better with productive results

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