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Taraba : Association of resident Doctors begin strike.

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) in Taraba State have embarked on an indefinite strike action to press home their demands.

ARD President, Ahmed Gabriel, who disclosed this to journalists in Taraba on Friday blamed the decision on the alleged inability of the State Government to honour its part of an agreement formerly reached.

He lamented that medical personnel have been exposed to the Covid-19 pandemic, adding that the total number of resident doctors in the state is not up to 90.

According to him, the doctors are not happy with the inadequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for the fight against coronavirus, non-implementation of the reversed hazard allowance and payment of Covid-19 inducement allowance and non-implementation of the N30,000 minimum wage.

Gabriel also stated “based on the w.H.O standard, the ratio of doctor to patient stands at one doctor to 600 patients, but in nigeria currently the ratio is one doctor to 6400 patients, while in Taraba State it is one doctor to 33,000 patients and this is grossly inadequate,” he said.

According to him the number of doctors in Taraba State is actually less than ninety.

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