The Medical doctors under the aegies of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has vowed to continue the ongoing strike action embarked upon since 1st July unless the federal government meets all its 24-point demand. This decision was reached at the emergency meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) yesterday.
However, at the end of the meeting, all the state chapters of the NMA NEC said, the strike was to ensure the sanctity of the health sector by compelling the federal government to do the right thing.
The NMA, which directed all its members in public health facilities across the country to proceed on strike on 1st July, had sent 24 demands to the government which include, a N100,000 monthly hazard allowance for doctors, the payment of clinical duty allowance for honorary consultants, the appointment of deputy chairman, Medical Advisory Committee in Teaching Hospitals and Federal Medical Centres and discontinuation of recognition of non-medical doctors as directors and consultant title to any other health worker than a medical doctor.

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