Doctors in Nigeria walk out for 5 days

Doctors in Nigeria’s public hospitals went on a five-day strike on Wednesday, leaving many without healthcare.
Medical professionals are demanding better conditions, higher wages and payment of debts owed by some doctors.

The Nigerian Association of Resident Physicians is also asking for more investment in public facilities.
Residents make up the majority of medical staff in Nigerian government hospitals.

Critics point to the wide disparity between public hospitals that treat most Nigerians and medical care abroad for the country’s elite, including Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, people often come to the UK for medical care.

With the recent economic situation in the country, in April, doctors threatened to go on strike. Doctors are ready to extend the strike warning if dialogue with the government fails to improve.

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