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Sunday, 24 August 2014

Nigerian doctors call off 65 day old strike

Reports just coming say Nigerian doctors under the auspices of the Nigerian Medical Association [NMA] has suspended its 65- day old strike action.

The strike had crippled activities in public hospitals across the country.

NMA's President,  Kayode Obembe, said the association’s delegates decided to suspend the industrial action in the interest of the ongoing public health issues in the country (Ebola outbreak).

He said all Nigerian doctors are expected to report to work on Monday.

Mr. Obembe said the delegates also resolved among others that the Federal Government recall all suspended resident doctors without punitive measures.

Over 16, 000 resident doctors were suspended by the Federal Ministry of Health following a presidential directive.

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