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Nigeria Medical Association Explains Why Doctors Are Leaving The Country by MediahelmNGR: 7:01am On Nov 29, 2018
The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has attributed poor remuneration and inadequate health facilities as some of the major reasons for mass exodus of medical doctors from the country.

Dr Ekpe Phillips, the FCT Chapter NMA Chairman, said this at the opening of the Annual Health Week of the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) in Abuja where described the pay package of doctors in Nigeria as poor, stressing the need for government to increase the remuneration of doctors to address the challenge.

He noted that many doctors who left the country to take up foreign appointment did so due to inadequate facilities among other factors. He listed mass unemployment, lack of placement for residency faced by a high proportion of medical professionals in Nigeria as other factors.

Phillips said Nigeria is losing doctors to foreign countries, adding that Nigerian doctors are leaving the country for greener pastures and the workload is becoming too much on the doctors that stay.
We hear doctors collapsing because the workload is too much because their colleagues have left to find a greener gesture. We have internal and international brain drain; Nigeria now has one doctor catering for 5,000 patients instead of one doctor to 600 patients.
Brain drain is now becoming pandemic and sad news because government did not and still is not doing enough; there is no serious commitment to stemming this syndrome. Nigeria which was one of the richest 50 countries in the early 70s has metro greased to become one of the 25 poorest countries in the World today,’’ he said.

Dr Michael Olarewaju, the President of Association of Residents Doctors, FCT chapter, said that brain drain was a massive problem to Nigeria’s health system. He said that if the problem was not properly tackled in the next two to three years there would not be enough doctors to treat patients in the country. He observed that initially the problem in the sector was strike by health workers “but now they are not going on strike but are exiting the country’’.
https://www.mediahelm.com.ng/2018/11/nigeria-medical-association-explains.html

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Re: Nigeria Medical Association Explains Why Doctors Are Leaving The Country by NaijaOlosho(f): 7:04am On Nov 29, 2018
shocked shocked shocked FTC

Wow I dedicate this to my curvy self.

Are You a rich guy? Money dey your hand?

Rush now for your expensive but enjoyable olosho services.

Terms and conditions apply.

Doctors leaving the country, if every one have Thier ways only Buhari will remain in this country

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Re: Nigeria Medical Association Explains Why Doctors Are Leaving The Country by Larryfest(m): 7:05am On Nov 29, 2018
Why won't they leave the country when ordinary hospital cleaners earn more than them abroad, working honestly and diligently in this Nigeria doesn't pay at all...

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Re: Nigeria Medical Association Explains Why Doctors Are Leaving The Country by Nobody: 7:05am On Nov 29, 2018
I heard nurses abroad earn more than Doctors in Nigeria, for the medical practitioners based abroad, please is this true?!

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Re: Nigeria Medical Association Explains Why Doctors Are Leaving The Country by Tellemall: 7:05am On Nov 29, 2018
They're leaving because they're so bad that everybody googles their ailment.

(Last time one of them here on nairaland told us to Google our ailments. Or was that a nurse with a stethoscope?)

Modified: Don't preach to me Nigerian doctors. Ask their patients. Then take the average of votes for and against them.

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Re: Nigeria Medical Association Explains Why Doctors Are Leaving The Country by DavidEsq(m): 7:05am On Nov 29, 2018
Ole FTC above me
embarassed. Abeg which network una dey use ni.
Re: Nigeria Medical Association Explains Why Doctors Are Leaving The Country by mictima(m): 7:06am On Nov 29, 2018
And let the "tongue-lashing" And "doctor-bashing" posts flood in

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Re: Nigeria Medical Association Explains Why Doctors Are Leaving The Country by Nobody: 7:06am On Nov 29, 2018
Tellemall:
They're leaving because they're so bad that everybody googles their ailment.
Nigerian Doctors are the best in the world.
They are in the best countries all over the world, being appreciated and loved.

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Re: Nigeria Medical Association Explains Why Doctors Are Leaving The Country by Tellemall: 7:07am On Nov 29, 2018
TheGreenLand:

Nigerian Doctors are the best in the world.

Not by experiences of the patients.

And they don't sound happy about themselves either.

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Re: Nigeria Medical Association Explains Why Doctors Are Leaving The Country by Lexusgs430: 7:08am On Nov 29, 2018
Send petition to the lifeless one.......
Re: Nigeria Medical Association Explains Why Doctors Are Leaving The Country by Nobody: 7:08am On Nov 29, 2018
Everyone in Nigeria wants to leave. Nawa oh. One day naija will be empty.

But no doubt Naija will rise again!

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Re: Nigeria Medical Association Explains Why Doctors Are Leaving The Country by Macgreat(m): 7:08am On Nov 29, 2018
is better they leave.
more money, more respect, more everything.
I would leave too if I was a medical doctor.
conductors self wan leave. nonsense!

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Re: Nigeria Medical Association Explains Why Doctors Are Leaving The Country by martowskin1(m): 7:09am On Nov 29, 2018
TheGreenLand:
I heard nurses abroad earn more than Doctors in Nigeria, for the medical practitioners based abroad, please is this true?!

Even mechanics abroad earn more than engineers in Nigeria

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Re: Nigeria Medical Association Explains Why Doctors Are Leaving The Country by mictima(m): 7:09am On Nov 29, 2018
Tellemall:
They're leaving because they're so bad that everybody googles their ailment.

(Last time one of them here on nairaland told us to Google our ailments. Or was that a nurse with a stethoscope?)

And I'm suuure Google does the surgery too! undecided

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Re: Nigeria Medical Association Explains Why Doctors Are Leaving The Country by Nobody: 7:09am On Nov 29, 2018
martowskin1:


Even mechanics abroad earn more than engineers in Nigeria
That is seriously serious! shocked
Re: Nigeria Medical Association Explains Why Doctors Are Leaving The Country by ckmayoca: 7:09am On Nov 29, 2018
kill and remove glove

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Re: Nigeria Medical Association Explains Why Doctors Are Leaving The Country by Nobody: 7:09am On Nov 29, 2018
BUHARI has promised to drag them back

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Re: Nigeria Medical Association Explains Why Doctors Are Leaving The Country by Nobody: 7:10am On Nov 29, 2018
mictima:


And I'm suuure Google does the surgery too! undecided
That's deep!

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Re: Nigeria Medical Association Explains Why Doctors Are Leaving The Country by IMASTEX: 7:10am On Nov 29, 2018
What a country where a politician is given more than enough for doing nothing. Yet they still loot. While those who are supposed to contribute to nation building are frustrated out of the country. Very soon, no one will be left in Nigeria.

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Re: Nigeria Medical Association Explains Why Doctors Are Leaving The Country by Pemale(m): 7:10am On Nov 29, 2018
MEDICAL DOCTORS NEED MORE ATTENTIONS IN THIS COUNTRY

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Re: Nigeria Medical Association Explains Why Doctors Are Leaving The Country by Ndkings1(m): 7:10am On Nov 29, 2018
Hmmm
Re: Nigeria Medical Association Explains Why Doctors Are Leaving The Country by Nobody: 7:10am On Nov 29, 2018
brain drain? not in this country as most of us work above our capacity. the brain of a Nigerian is special and it can function under any condition
Re: Nigeria Medical Association Explains Why Doctors Are Leaving The Country by taurusmena1(m): 7:10am On Nov 29, 2018
What exactly is the govt doing or doing right?(embezzlement)
Re: Nigeria Medical Association Explains Why Doctors Are Leaving The Country by Nigerianiski: 7:11am On Nov 29, 2018
You never know what you have until you have the knowledge to know. Nigerians expect newly graduated doctors to tell them everything about their ailments.

Medicine is too broad a field and that is why there are many specialties. Try to study the course and find out what it takes. Many people complaining here cannot pass 2nd MBBS let alone 3rd

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Re: Nigeria Medical Association Explains Why Doctors Are Leaving The Country by Tellemall: 7:11am On Nov 29, 2018
mictima:


And I'm suuure Google does the surgery too! undecided

People can Google how to go about it, that was the advice we were given about medical ailments. People were told to Google them.

How hard could it be? Google is your friend. That's what the doctors on nairaland say.

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Re: Nigeria Medical Association Explains Why Doctors Are Leaving The Country by Nobody: 7:13am On Nov 29, 2018
TheGreenLand:
I heard nurses abroad earn more than Doctors in Nigeria, for the medical practitioners based abroad, please is this true?!
Not just NURSES.
A HOSPITAL CLEANER in the US earns at least 12USD per hour, making him richer than a Senior Nigerian Medical Doctor.
The only CHALLENGE ABROAD is ACCOMMODATION, that’s why people get their spouses working.
People even divorce their husbands and wives for being too lazy to work because there are JOBS.
PARENTS ask their adult children to leave homes when they contribute nothing to home servicing.

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Re: Nigeria Medical Association Explains Why Doctors Are Leaving The Country by adewumz: 7:15am On Nov 29, 2018
Nigerian doctors are bad, yet they thrive abroad. Whose fault is it when a woman in labor has to bring generator to a government hospital? It goes on and on and no I’m not a doctor.

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Re: Nigeria Medical Association Explains Why Doctors Are Leaving The Country by Nobody: 7:15am On Nov 29, 2018
EVILFOREST:

Not just NURSES.
A HOSPITAL CLEANER in the US earns at least 12USD per hour, making him richer than a Senior Nigerian Medical Doctor.
The only CHALLENGE ABROAD is ACCOMMODATION, that’s why people get their spouses working.
People even divorce their husbands for being too lazy to work because there are JOBS
Wait, let me do the maths!

Modify: that is around #130,000 per month.
It now depends on how much Nigerian Doctors earn per month!
But, I think you are right.
That's a shame!

RE: MODIFY!
Ur calculation is wrong, if someone earn 12dollar per hour, assuming the person works 12 hours a day, that's 
144 dollars and that person works 26days a month that's 3744dollars in a month, now convert that to naira.

Thank you, I was calculating 12 dollars a day instead of 12 dollars an hour... Thanks man!!
Let me modify!
Re: Nigeria Medical Association Explains Why Doctors Are Leaving The Country by imam07: 7:15am On Nov 29, 2018
Tellemall:
They're leaving because they're so bad that everybody googles their ailment.

(Last time one of them here on nairaland told us to Google our ailments. Or was that a nurse with a stethoscope?)

Modified: Don't preach to me Nigerian doctors. Ask their patients. Then take the average of votes for and against them.
Nigeria doctors too hv their own problem. Our love money than saving lives. Why wll a govt doctor own a private hospital.

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