The crisis rocking the health sector seems to be taking a new turn as the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has given the federal government a 21-day strike notice starting from Monday August 30, 2021.
The NMA’s decision to embark on the strike was made known
at the end of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Benin City, the Edo State capital, on Saturday.
This development is coming amidst the existing strike action by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD).
There are now concerns that another industrial action by NMA will cripple activities in government-owned hospitals across the country.
The demands of the medical association is however finance related as the Association accused the Federal Government of not meeting their demands.