NMA warns of the catastrophic effect of doctors’ brain drain on Nigeria

NMA warns of the catastrophic effect of doctors’ brain drain on Nigeria

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), has expressed worries over the looming effect of the brain drain being experienced in the Health sector.

Doctors have been reportedly leaving the country in the thousands to seek greener pastures in Europe and America.

The umbrella body of the medical profession said except government makes deliberate moves to halt this syndrome, the nation’s health sector was heading for a catastrophe that may not be recovered from.

The association expressed these worries in a statement signed by its President and Secretary-General Dr. Frances Faduyile and Dr. Olumuyiwa Odusote at the end of the body’s 59th annual general conference held in Abuja on Thursday.

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To aver this impending catastrophe, NMA suggested that the government should provide enabling environment for practice, security, access to social amenities and provide increased opportunities for doctors and other health professionals.

The statement added that all grievances relating to the Medical and Dental practice should be directed to the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), being the statutory body responsible for the regulation of medical and dental practice in Nigeria.

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