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We now have one physician for each 6,400 sufferers – Docs

Brain Drain: We now have one doctor to 6,400 patients ? Medical Doctors

Some medical doctors have sounded the alarm over the variety of medical doctors out there in Nigeria, saying the ratio is now one physician for each 6,400 sufferers, as a result of mind drain.

The Chief Medical Director of the Instructing Hospital, College of Medical Sciences, Ondo State, Dr. Oluwole Ige and an Affiliate Professor of Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Obafemi Awolowo College, Ile-lfe, Osun State, Dr. Teslim Onigbinde made the revelation.

Talking on the 2nd induction of newly graduated physiotherapists from the College of Medical Sciences (UNIMED) in Ondo State, the 2 males expressed concern over the speed at which medical professionals are leaving the Nigeria in search of higher alternatives overseas.

Dr. Ige represented by the Chairman Medical Advisory Committee (CMAC), Dr. Michael Gbala stated; “The nation is in an excessive emergency within the medical sector, referred to as for pressing measures to reverse the pattern.

Ige stated half of the 34 inductees already harbor ambitions to board the subsequent flights to developed international locations, saying they need to suppose twice earlier than leaving Nigeria.

“You (inductees) come at a time when there’s a mass exodus of medical personnel. The college took about 5 years to coach you, so Nigerians might be completely happy to have you ever.

“In case your academics had left, they would not be there to coach you. We’re in a really severe state of affairs. If left unchecked, we might be heading for a significant disaster. I greet those that are nonetheless there regardless of the troublesome state of affairs.

“Wherever you’re, ensure you proceed to retrain and be an excellent ambassador for the establishment.”

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