Members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have embarked on an indefinite nationwide strike.
NARD President, Dr Aliyu Sokomba, announced this while addressing a press conference on Monday in Abuja.
He noted that the union has decided to exempt its members working in various COVID-19 isolation and treatment centres across the country.
He explained that the union took the decision to go on strike as a result of the failed series of meetings between the doctors and the Federal Government over non-payment of salaries, amongst other issues.
He also decried the deplorable state of hospitals and the lack of protective equipment for members of the union treating COVID-19 patients.