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Doctors in Nigeria strike over wages

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 20 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1206
  1. Chibuzo Odigwe
  1. Calabar, Nigeria

    Resident doctors in Nigeria's public hospitals have threatened to go on strike indefinitely if the government fails to meet their demands about wages. The threat comes from the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria (NARD), the 5000 strong trade union that represents doctors below the rank of consultant practising in public hospitals in Nigeria.

    To press home their point, the doctors embarked on what they called a “warning strike” between Monday and Tuesday this week. Commenting on the need to embark on the warning strike, the association's president, Jerry Oguzie said, “We have watched helplessly as our profession has been terribly bastardised, and infrastructural decay has overtaken our …

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