Over 3000 Doctors Leave Nig Annually For Jobs Abroad – NMA

15 July 2021 by JOSIAH BUZUN

The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria says Over 3000 Doctors leave the country annually to search for jobs outside the country.

The Registrar of the Council, Dr Tajudeen Sanusi stated this at the swearing in and induction ceremony of newly qualified Medical Doctors of the Jos University Teaching Hospital held at its permanent site in Lamingo.

Dr Tajudeen Sanusi expressed worry that an average of 10 Doctors leave the country daily, describing the situation as a leakage whereby the Country trains Doctors for other Countries to benefit.

Represented by the Head, Registration of the Council, Dr Henry Okwuokenye, Dr Sanusi noted that vacancies in the profession were no longer advertised thereby employing those that are not qualified.

Dr Sanusi emphasised that the Medical profession is the only one that has direct relevance to human lives and called on those inducted to ensure that they are guided by ethical principles.

Acting Vice Chancellor University of Jos Professor Gray Ejikeme represented by the Dean, post graduate school Professor Ambrose Okoli listed Technology, Research and community service as core mandatez of the University.

Professor Ejikeme said the University would not spare any effort in building infrastructure and capacity within available resources to make the Institution among the best in the Country.

Provost, College of Health Services, Professor Simon Yiltok explained that the induction is a mandatory process to enable them commence their careers, having satisfied the requirements of Accademic and professional competence.

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