NARD withdraws suit against JUTH management

Asma'u Halilu, Kaduna


National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD has withdrawn the suit against the Jos University Teaching Hospital, JUTH Management for an Out of Court Settlement over the issue of sacked Resident Doctors in JUTH.

In a press release issued at the end of the Extraordinary National Executive Council meeting of NARD held in Abuja, it resolved to shelve all actions capable of hampering industrial harmony in the health sector and consider the plight of patients as well as the need to protect the Country’s health Sector.

The statement which was signed by the Publicity and Social Secretary, Doctor Ugochukwu Eze, it read, “NEC salutes all Resident Doctors across the Nation, who put in their best during the last JOHESU Strike. You did that for the benefit of our patients and our Country at large and further demonstrated commitment to the cause of patients by bearing true allegiance to the physician’s pledge. As believers in advocacy and constructive engagement, the NARD leadership has gone about our negotiations diligently, and we will be exploring all avenues necessary in resolving disputes, particularly having at the back of our mind the centrality and importance of the patient in all of these social and health equations”, it quoted.

However, the statement further mentioned that, NARD enjoins all its members to continue to work assiduously towards uplifting the image of the Health Sector, urging to improve on their duties.

NARD also called on all its members to embrace other Health Workers as they returned to work considering them partners in progress.

“NARD believes that the Federal Government of Nigeria would meet all our outstanding agreement as contained in the 06/09/2017 Memorandum of Terms of Settlement (MOTOS) between Government, NARD and NMA and also sort out all our outstanding welfare issues in the shortest possible time,” the statement added.

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