By Haruna Gimba
The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has issued a 21-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to meet their demands or embark on an indefinite strike.
The doctors demand was made known in a communiqué signed by President of the association, Dr Onyebueze John, Secretary General, Dr Aneke Emmanuel and Publicity Secretary, Dr Asinobi Ugoeze.
According to the communique issued to newsmen at the end of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Calabar, Cross Rover state, the resident doctors are demanded their immediate enrollment into the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), platform without further delay.
Other demands includes; the circularization of House Officer entry point despite various collective agreements on same as well as an alleged plan by the Federal Government to stagnate the promotion of resident doctors.
The NARD has also referred Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole; and the immediate past minister of health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, for sanction for allegedly carrying out activities and actions inimical to the welfare and progress of the association.