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Nigerian doctors have ended a nationwide strike which was a protest against the low pay and inadequate protective equipment the health practitioners had access to.

The National Association of Resident Doctors (Nard), which represents some 40% of Nigeria’s doctors, revealed that the strike was called off in order to give the government time to act on its demands.

The week-long strike ended on Monday morning. However, It is said that the strike had not affected medics treating coronavirus patients.

The association also mentioned some hospitals had since been supplied with protective gear and the government had promised to provide more. Adding that the government had also promised to address their demand for better welfare for resident doctors.