Two federal lawmakers on Wednesday appealed to the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors to consider the situation in the country and call off the strike embarked upon on August 2.
The Chairman, House Committee on Healthcare Services, Dr Tanko Sununu; and the Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Dr Ibrahim Oloriegbe, made the call at the inauguration of a sensitisation campaign organised by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control in Abuja.
Sununu said, "I am calling on NARD to please look at the situation of the country and call off the strike."
Oloriegbe also appealed to the doctors to return to work.
He said it was imperative for doctors to call off the strike because it could lead to loss of lives and any life lost would never be regained.