By Uzair Adam Imam
The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) lamented that no fewer than fifty medical doctors leave Nigeria for better jobs abroad every week.
NMA also decried the wave of brain drain that recently hit Nigeria’s health sector.
Dr Rowland Ojinmah, the National President of NMA, disclosed this to journalists during the opening ceremony of 2022 Abia Physicians’ Week.
Lamenting the sad development, Ojinmah urged the government to intervene and end the worrisome trend.
It was gathered that the poor working conditions of doctors in Nigeria would be unconnected to why the doctors decided to leave the country.
Ojinmah asked the government to fix the hospitals if they truly wanted to reverse the trend.
He stated,” The Governors are sleeping; They should not be waiting for the Federal Government alone.
They should fix General Hospitals in their states to take care of the health needs of the citizenry at the local levels”.