MDCAN threatens to go on strike, If their minimum demands are not met by Monday

The medical consultants had threatened to withdraw their services with effect from Monday over the issue.

“If our minimum demands are not met by Monday, August 16, 2021, we shall have no alternative but to withdraw the services of our members from all institutions in which they are employed. The strike shall be total, absolute, and indefinite.

This is coming as the two-week-old industrial action embarked upon by the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has led to the shutdown of hospitals across the country.

It was gathered that, Medical education and clinical services in teaching hospitals may be disrupted if the Federal Government and its agencies fail to meet the demands of the Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria (MDCAN).

According to the association, they has given the authorities a 21-day ultimatum beginning midnight yesterday (Monday, July 26) to withdraw a letter directing the removal of doctors from the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure (CONMESS) on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

“We hope the government and its relevant agencies will seize this opportunity to prevent another unnecessary round of disruptions to medical education and clinical services across the country,” the association said.

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