NMA: Nigeria Loses Over 2,000๐Ÿค” Medical Workers To Other Countries Annually

More than 2,000 Nigerian medical workers leave the country annually for developed countries, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has said.
“We believe this ugly situation can be turned to an advantage, hence the need to bring this to the front burner for discussion and proffer a way out to the country’s advantage,” he said.
Faduyile also claimed politicians in the country seemed not to be worried by the trend, because they did not have necessary statistics and facts on the matter.
“Without intent at generating further controversy on the matter arising from the unfortunate remark by a senior cabinet member of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, who incidentally or coincidentally doubles as a senior member of the medical profession, it is our firm belief that this gathering will generate further statistics and facts that possibly will be enough in convincing those policymakers at critical MDAs of government at all levels, including the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity who perhaps have yet to come to reality with the scientifically unambiguous deleterious aftermath of the worsening disparity between the health workforce in general and the population.”
Represented by Emeka Onwe, the Chief Medical Director of Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, the minister said the government was working hard to end the exodus of medical workers from the country.
Source: saharareporters

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