Be patient with FG, Minister pleads with striking resident doctors

The Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunnibe Mamora, on Thursday pleaded the striking resident doctors be patient the Federal Government.

Mamora appeal at the official of the state-of-the art Modular Theatre Complex and Amenity Ward at the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, (NOHIL), Lagos.

In spite of the meeting the Federal Government delegation resolve pending issues, the National of Resident Doctors (NARD) on Thursday  an indefinite nationwide .

The NARD had threatened commence an indefinite on Thursday if the Federal Government fails meet its demands including non- of allowances.

The News Agency of (NAN) reports that the ’s resolution was reached after the NARD’s extraordinary National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held on Saturday.

The minister said that the Federal Government was doing all within its power to ameliorate and improve their welfare within its limited resources.

“I want to appeal to our colleagues, the resident doctors, to please bear with the government, we appreciate what they have been doing.

“We are going to support and resolve their issues, and we will continue to work together for the good of Nigerians.

“I can say with all modesty that government is truly concerned with the welfare of the striking doctors and we are doing all within our powers to see to their welfare.

“The government team has been having meetings with up to 12.00 a.m today and sure that all their demands will be looked into the government in the shortest time possible,” he said.

Mamora said that government would continue to improve on the existing medical infrastructure while embarking on new projects to complement .

“The present day government will continue to do its best in the provision of adequate healthcare infrastructure and personnel,” he said. (NAN)