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Above ten thousand Nigerian Doctors Now Practice In the UK – NMA

The National President of the association, Dr Uche Ojinmah has brought to notice the concern on Monday amidst other issues at a press briefing to mark the 2022 Physicians’ Week in Ibadan.

Ojinmah represented by Dr Wale Lasisi, the NMA Chairman in Oyo State, said: 

“Currently, Nigeria has the third highest number of foreign doctors working in the UK after India and Pakistan.

“We call on our governments, at all levels, to quickly declare emergency action in Nigeria’s health sector for the sake of its citizens,”  

He conveyed displeasure over the welfare of members amidst a lack of facilities and infrastructure.

“Let me inform you all that Nigerian doctor is poorly paid, overworked, lack necessary work tools and had become a target for kidnapping.

“We, as Nigerian doctors, have been taken from the lofty heights of nobility to nothingness by the neglect and possible disdain for the health sector by successive governments.

“Let no one take our civility for weakness as we shall do all within the limits of legality to protect the interest of Nigerian doctors, while the governments continue in their ‘search’ for obvious reasons behind medical brain drain,” he declared.