Industrial Court Orders Resident Doctors to Resume Duties

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The National Industrial Court, Abuja has ordered the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), to call off its strike immediately.

NARD had embarked on strike on Sept. 7 to resolve issues bothering on group life insurance for doctors and other health care workers as well as other welfare packages.

Justice Ibrahim Galadima, while ruling in an order of interim injunction on Wednesday ordered that NARD resume duties immediately pending the determination of the pending Motion on Notice.

Galadima made the order sequel to an ex parte application filed by Frank Tietie, counsel to the applicant, Citizens Advocacy for Social&Economic Rights and Association of Women in Trade&Agriculture.

The applicant had sought an interim order of the court directing NARD, being a provider of the essential services of health necessary to the fundamental right to life, to immediately call off its strike and resume duties immediately pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.

The court after granting the prayer also fixed October 8 for the hearing of the substantive suit.

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