Thursday, August 18, 2022

NMA, NARD Blame Ngige For Doctor’s Prolonged Strike

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The Nigerian medical Association (NMA) and the Narional Associaltion of Resident Doctors (NARD) have blamed minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, for the prolonged strike by resident doctors.

DoctorsThe NMA’s General Secretary, Philips Ekpe; and the Vice President of NARD, Arome Adejo, made the position of their groups known in separate interviews with The PUNCH in Abuja. Arome told Punch  that Ngige should be sacked for not telling the truth about the state of things.

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He said, “NARD as a body calls for the sacking of Ngige for he is the major factor aggravating things; he is also coming out to tell lies about doctors and constantly aggravating the already tensed situation.”
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“The President should called us alongside Ngige; let him defend himself and let us defend ourselves, no demand has been met. “Let Ngige come out straight, no money has been paid and let the insurance money he said was paid be probed. “You claimed to have paid insurance but the people who died have yet to be paid. The MRT fund that was paid, only a fraction was paid.

“On the illegal doctors; we were the ones who told them that there were some people like that. We told them last year, we wrote letters to him telling him that money has been paid wrongly to some individuals, we begged him to make sure that the money paid was returned to the right source.

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