Nigerian government has announced its plan to engage Nigerians doctors and nurses in the diaspora and connect them with universities and hospitals in the country.
Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire disclosed this on Tuesday, January 10, during the 17th edition of the President Muhammadu Buhari (PMB) Administration” Scorecard Series (2015-2023).
Speaking at the event, Ehanire admitted that experienced doctors and nurses are leaving the country because they feel they are not properly rewarded for the work they are doing.
The Minister added that the federal government is trying to address the issue by improving the conditions of service for medical personnel. Ehanire added that Nigeria is not the only country affected by high mobility of health workers.
He said ;
Commenting on the federal government’s plan to tackle the fresh outbreak of COVID-19, Ehanire said;
“The observed increase in the number of cases in China, USA and Europe is seasonal and it is not unexpected during the winter.
“So, the recent relaxation also affects the rising in cases with the removal of travel restrictions.”