The Minister of Health for Nigeria, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has cautioned that the progressing strike activity by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) may prompt loss of lives in Nigeria.
He communicated dread this is a difficult time for Nigeria with the COVID-19 pandemic and engaged occupant specialists to show compassion by canceling the strike.
Talking during the day by day instructions of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, in Abuja, Ehanire guaranteed them that their various requests are being taken care of.
“We held a gathering with the House Committee Chairman on Health. The National Association of Resident Doctors were additionally in participation. At that gathering, they had not yet pronounced their situation on the strike.
“Be that as it may, it was from the gathering that we had the option to explain a large number of the issues that they have been raising.
“I likewise requested this isn’t an ideal opportunity to take to the streets; not when we have an extremely troublesome circumstance on our hands. I requested that they demonstrate enough sympathy to realize that we will keep on taking a shot at their interest and they ought not down their devices in light of the fact that the lives that might be lost in that procedure are not replaceable.
“Be that as it may, we are sure that the issues that were raised will be taken care of, despite the fact that some of them are not new and some of them go back to a couple of years prior. Some of them have nothing to do with COVID-19, however have to do with Residency Training Programs. They are generally being taken care of. There are arrangement of requests and some of them are not current.”
The pastor added that requests as for the individual defensive gear (PPE) have been managed that.
“We have provided all the individual defensive hardware to states and to Teaching Hospitals and that one is off the table.
“The one for the government assistance of the social insurance laborers, including that for the forefront human services laborers are being taken care of. Truth be told, there is a gathering to which we are being welcomed tomorrow by the Honorable Minister of Labor and furthermore individuals from the National Assembly in attempting to ensure that these issues are taken care of,” Ehanire included.