The Kaduna State Resident Doctors in Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital shunned the strike action embarked by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) over an unfulfilled promise by the federal government.
Dr Sayyid Egbunu Muhammed, a Senior Registrar and President of Resident Doctors in the hospital, said that at the state level they are not joining the strike yet but if it lingers, they will show solidarity with their national body.
According to him, the strike was embarked on over some demands of the doctors which the federal government failed to fulfil.
” At the state level we have not joined the strike, but that doesn’t mean we are not in solidarity with other resident doctors. If its lingers we will join,” he said.
He appealled to the federal government to look into their demands.
One of the doctors, Muhammad Auwal Musa, who spoke with Daily Trust said he was not aware of any strike action because his patient was earlier attended to by another doctor.
At the children ward, doctors were also seen at their duty post. A group of trainees were being lectured by one consultant, which indicated the strike action was not happening in the hospital.