Thursday, July 12, 2012

20,000 doctors leave Nigeria for better opportunities in other countries

The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) yesterday revealed that over 20, 000 medical personnel from Nigeria have migrated to foreign countries to seek greener pastures and better working conditions. The council also said that Nigeria is one of the highest exporters of health workers, doctors and nurses with about 4,000 to the United States of America.

National Chairman, Association of Public Health Practitioners of Nigeria, Dr Obehi Okojie, stated this during the induction ceremony of 103 graduates of foreign medical institutions and Igbinedion University Okada.

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