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38,000 Nigerian Doctors Are Working In The Diaspora- Eko University Of Medicine by Nobody: 6:14pm On Jan 11, 2018
Samson Folarin

The Vice Chancelor of Eko University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Lagos, Prof. Muheez Durosinmi, has lamented the inadequacy of medical doctors in the country.

He said Nigeria had yet to attain the recommendation of the World Health Organisation of one doctor per 600 hundred patients.

He said it would take the country about 100 years to meet up with the WHO’s recommendation.

Durosinmi, who said the country presently operated on one doctor to 6,000 patients, claimed that about half of the population of Nigerian registered doctors were in diaspora.

The university don, who spoke at the inauguration of the governing council of the institution, said only 35,000 out of the 73,000 registered Nigerian doctors were practising in the country, while the remaining had travelled abroad for greener pasture.

“Nigerian doctors are well trained; when our doctors go abroad, they are recognised. The downturn of the economy has made government not to employ the required number of doctors; we have a lot of medical graduates that are still looking for job.

“On the list of the medical and dentist council, we have a total of 73,000 members, only 35,000 are practising in the country; the rest are in diaspora. The current system cannot absorb them and we have so many government hospitals that can’t be proud of adequate number of doctors “.

Asserting that Nigerian doctors are well trained and among the best in the world, the vice chancellor said a lot of them were unemployed, adding that both federal and state governments were not ready to employ them.

Durosinmi, a former chairman of Faculty of Pathology, National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, said additional institutions that would produce qualify doctors must be established for the country to meet the WHO standard.

Also speaking at the occasion, chairman of governing council, Prof. Akanni Hussein, attributed the problem in the health sector to structural defect, adding that Nigerian doctors performed well abroad.


Hussein, a former vice chancellor of Lagos State University, also pointed out that government interference in the management of university should be discontinued, saying there should be academic freedom for universities.

In his opening remarks, the founder of the university, Dr Ayodele Ibraheem, said he established the school because of his love for his people.

Ibraheed stated the institution was meant purely for academic pursuit, adding that student union activities would not be allowed.

https://punchng.com/over-38000-nigerian-doctors-are-in-diaspora/

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Re: 38,000 Nigerian Doctors Are Working In The Diaspora- Eko University Of Medicine by Nobody: 6:22pm On Jan 11, 2018
Saddening!
Btw I am really glad Nigeria is liberalising Higher Education. We now have a Private University in Lagos only committed to Medicine, a Private University in Tinapa to focus on Marine/Naval Archi/Ship Building-this is definitely the way to go.

If we can't maximally fund education and research then we should allow the private bodies take up that responsibility-it is a Win-Win for Nigeria; More Jobs, More NGO funding on Research, More spaces for students in Nigeria.

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Re: 38,000 Nigerian Doctors Are Working In The Diaspora- Eko University Of Medicine by kenzysmith: 10:10pm On Jan 11, 2018
Make i scrach my prick small

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Re: 38,000 Nigerian Doctors Are Working In The Diaspora- Eko University Of Medicine by Nobody: 10:10pm On Jan 11, 2018
Hmm, doctors who work with state government are even suffering, best option is to travel out.
Re: 38,000 Nigerian Doctors Are Working In The Diaspora- Eko University Of Medicine by ademasta(m): 10:10pm On Jan 11, 2018
Ok
Re: 38,000 Nigerian Doctors Are Working In The Diaspora- Eko University Of Medicine by DrToche: 10:10pm On Jan 11, 2018
they will come back when I become the president of this country ..for now let them remain there

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Re: 38,000 Nigerian Doctors Are Working In The Diaspora- Eko University Of Medicine by mosesjida(m): 10:11pm On Jan 11, 2018
Hw will they practice?..wen d government sef no wan get sense..yeye fowls
Re: 38,000 Nigerian Doctors Are Working In The Diaspora- Eko University Of Medicine by DaddyGngeess(m): 10:12pm On Jan 11, 2018
Very bad
Re: 38,000 Nigerian Doctors Are Working In The Diaspora- Eko University Of Medicine by bola565: 10:12pm On Jan 11, 2018
They should all be going, so far small doctor is still here for us #no shaking

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Re: 38,000 Nigerian Doctors Are Working In The Diaspora- Eko University Of Medicine by DrObum(m): 10:13pm On Jan 11, 2018
Terrible, but make una wait make I port too oooo!

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Re: 38,000 Nigerian Doctors Are Working In The Diaspora- Eko University Of Medicine by benzics(m): 10:13pm On Jan 11, 2018
Statsocial:
Saddening!
Btw I am really glad Nigeria is liberalising Higher Education. We now have a Private University in Lagos only committed to Medicine, a Private University in Tinapa to focus on Marine/Naval Archi/Ship Building-this is definitely the way to go.

If we can't maximally fund education and research then we should allow the private bodies take up that responsibility-it is a Win-Win for Nigeria; More Jobs, More NGO funding on Research, More spaces for students in Nigeria.
The downside is just that the average Nigerian can't afford these private universities, if not..
If you no get money, hide your face sad

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Re: 38,000 Nigerian Doctors Are Working In The Diaspora- Eko University Of Medicine by Newpride(m): 10:14pm On Jan 11, 2018
They are highly and regularly paid over there. They don't need to strike or protest before getting the dividends of their labour. I will never blame them.

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Re: 38,000 Nigerian Doctors Are Working In The Diaspora- Eko University Of Medicine by iSpread(m): 10:14pm On Jan 11, 2018
Oh God!!! Many think that things will always be bad... but they are wrong.
Re: 38,000 Nigerian Doctors Are Working In The Diaspora- Eko University Of Medicine by YQRS: 10:15pm On Jan 11, 2018
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Re: 38,000 Nigerian Doctors Are Working In The Diaspora- Eko University Of Medicine by farouk2much(m): 10:16pm On Jan 11, 2018
Giv Us News Concerning Economics, Abeg

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Re: 38,000 Nigerian Doctors Are Working In The Diaspora- Eko University Of Medicine by willibounce1(m): 10:17pm On Jan 11, 2018
More will leave the mumu country . The evil politicians won't do anything because they'll never treat themselves here.
Re: 38,000 Nigerian Doctors Are Working In The Diaspora- Eko University Of Medicine by TheSuperNerd(m): 10:19pm On Jan 11, 2018
I am sorry Sir.... But you can make that 38,001 coz of me too.

What do you expect when the best of where we can actually get advanced medical fellowships, residency education and research growth opportunities is beyond the shores of Nigeria and even Africa? What do you expect when our medical institutions are not equipped to battle the illnesses that plague a nation? What do you expect when our medical teams are not drilled enough to be research oriented and dynamically innovative in clinical care and practice? What do you expect when health, just like education, is not given its true place of importance in Nigeria? Don't they know that a healthy nation is a wealthy nation too?

What do you expect when the knowledge being taught and shared at the top echelons in the medical community within Nigeria is not as updated as you will find outside the African shores in the US, UK, Australia, Sweden and even Canada? What do you expect when mediocrity has become the norm among many Nigerian medical institutions today in terms of teaching and some others?



Look, If you want to be the best in terms of global standards, then one must train with the best and learn from the best to be able to stand on the shoulders of giants someday and maybe bring a good part of that learning experience and expertise home to Nigeria. And where exactly is the best? Sadly it is in the western world a small part of the eastern with the likes of The US, Sweden, Australia, Canada, UK, Germany, China PR, Etc leading the way




But is Nigeria ready for a true medical revolution? Where the conventional gives way for the unconventional? Selah.

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Re: 38,000 Nigerian Doctors Are Working In The Diaspora- Eko University Of Medicine by 12345baba(m): 10:20pm On Jan 11, 2018

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Re: 38,000 Nigerian Doctors Are Working In The Diaspora- Eko University Of Medicine by fSociety: 10:22pm On Jan 11, 2018
It would continue to get worse. Nigeria is a failed nation.
Re: 38,000 Nigerian Doctors Are Working In The Diaspora- Eko University Of Medicine by Antoeni(m): 10:22pm On Jan 11, 2018
Buhari is Flying, Osinbajo is Assisting, Saraki
is wondering, kanu is threatening, Buildings are collapsing, Prices are Rising, People are suffering, APC is disappointing, PDP is Complaining, Teachers are crying, Evans is kidnapping, Lekki is Flooding, Niggas are smoking, Politicians are lying, Girls are slaying, Boys are Betting, Graduates are browsing, Policemen are collecting, EFCC are seizing, DSS is arresting, ASUU is striking, Eagles Are playing and Here I am rhyming and You are reading, I can see u Smiling

ISN'T NIGERIA INTERESTING?

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Re: 38,000 Nigerian Doctors Are Working In The Diaspora- Eko University Of Medicine by FSU: 10:22pm On Jan 11, 2018
Not so easy for a couple of them here. I know two doctors who practiced in Nigeria but could not practice here because they could not pass the qualifying exams after several attempts. Bottom line: not all Nigerian doctors are smart.

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Re: 38,000 Nigerian Doctors Are Working In The Diaspora- Eko University Of Medicine by 12345baba(m): 10:24pm On Jan 11, 2018
Antoeni:
Buhari is Flying, Osinbajo is Assisting, Saraki
is wondering, kanu is threatening, Buildings are collapsing, Prices are Rising, People are suffering, APC is disappointing, PDP is Complaining, Teachers are crying, Evans is kidnapping, Lekki is Flooding, Niggas are smoking, Politicians are lying, Girls are slaying, Boys are Betting, Graduates are browsing, Policemen are collecting, EFCC are seizing, DSS is arresting, ASUU is striking, Eagles Are playing and Here I am rhyming and You are reading, I can see u Smiling

ISN'T NIGERIA INTERESTING?
clap for yaself. Oya one cabin biscuit for u

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Re: 38,000 Nigerian Doctors Are Working In The Diaspora- Eko University Of Medicine by kraftyiyk: 10:27pm On Jan 11, 2018
According to a new statistics,
80% of the remaining are applying to go to Diaspora. grin
Re: 38,000 Nigerian Doctors Are Working In The Diaspora- Eko University Of Medicine by musicwriter(m): 10:59pm On Jan 11, 2018
The west has structured the world's system of things that way. As long as they gave us the education to acquire so called knowledge, for so long are we going to continue serving them.

Its for the same reason we have crude oil, but import petrol.
The same reason we have football stars and they always end us abroad.
The same reason we have have schools, but always end up abroad to upgrade our certification.
It's for the same reason we have our best writers, winning all sort of awards writing in foreign languages, except ours.
e.t.c.

That's the evolution of slavery. Things are deliberately set up to work that way and there's nothing anybody can do about it, until we change what we call education.

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Re: 38,000 Nigerian Doctors Are Working In The Diaspora- Eko University Of Medicine by Viktoh(m): 11:21pm On Jan 11, 2018
The way we are going, the only doctors we would have left is Dr Sid and Small Doctor.

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Re: 38,000 Nigerian Doctors Are Working In The Diaspora- Eko University Of Medicine by IamLaura(f): 11:58pm On Jan 11, 2018
Viktoh:
The way we are going, the only doctors we would have left is Dr Sid and Small Doctor.
and Dr Wasiu Ayinde.

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Re: 38,000 Nigerian Doctors Are Working In The Diaspora- Eko University Of Medicine by Bollinger(m): 12:43am On Jan 12, 2018
DrToche:
they will come back when I become the president of this country ..for now let them remain there

Lol. Funny. You've spent your entire life in Nigeria and have the psychological profile of the average Nigerian. What makes you think you will do any better? In fact, a more prudent question is; what makes you think Nigerians will support you in trying to change the status quo? You guys underestimate how much corruption has infected every facet of life in Nigeria

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Re: 38,000 Nigerian Doctors Are Working In The Diaspora- Eko University Of Medicine by davidif: 1:44am On Jan 12, 2018
fSociety:
It would continue to get worse. Nigeria is a failed nation.

They say death and life is in the power of the tongue so keep confessing your reality.

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