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“Poor Welfare Cause Of Doctors Leaving Nigeria”-NMA



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The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has blamed poor welfare and remuneration of its members for the increasing human capital flight of doctors from Nigeria.

Dr Aniekeme Uwah, the National Publicity Secretary of NMA, stated this during the 2021 Correspondents’ Chapel Week in Uyo with the theme: ‘’Post-COVID-19 Economy and the Challenges to Ethical Journalism Ahead of 2023 Elections”.

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Dr Uwah, therefore, called on government at all levels to address the problem.

He said, “So many of our colleagues in Nigeria have moved for greener pasture abroad, and if this is not tackled, the health sector will be highly affected. The only solution is for government to make adequate budgetary provisions so that doctors and other health workers will be motivated and well remunerated.”

Meanwhile, the House of Representatives Committee on Health has pleaded with the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to call off its strike and resume duty in the interest of the masses.

The committee’s Chairman, Pascal Obi, made the call Monday during a tour of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) to inspect capital projects.

“As we appeal to the executives to do the needful, we also appeal to medical practitioners to show understanding when it becomes necessary to do so. It is only when you have good health that you can carry out any responsibility.

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