Due the inability of the state government to meet its 21-day ultimatum on their welfare and to improve the quality of healthcare delivery system in the state, Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) in Kaduna State have begin an indefinite strike.
Speaking with newsmen in Kaduna, President of ARD, Dr. Joseph Natsah Jokshan, said the the people of the state should see the industrial action as the best way to communicate the issue of healthcare delivery system in the state to the government since they have refused to be sensitive to the plight of the people.
He explained that, “Today marks the expiration of our notice. Hence the need for this press conference in order to intimate the public and also the government on the resolve of doctors in Kaduna State to embarked on an indefinite strike since government failed to leave up to the expectation by refusal to address the issues raised in the letter served to them.
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“It is important to still restate the demands became imperative since the patience and tolerance of our Doctors and their attempts to get the government to do the needful failed.
“Similarly, our union notified the government on the review of CONMESS in the federal service on 12th March 2014, this goes to further shows that the perceived 90 per cent CONMESS is no longer so on the adjusted CONMESS Scale but 59% with skipping.
“These necessitate our general dissatisfaction with the status quo and the demand for a change for the betterment of the healthcare system in the state as it relate to productivity.”