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150 Nigerian Doctors Ready For Exams To Enable Them Practice In The UK by adenigga(m): 6:47am On Aug 05, 2021
No fewer than 150 Nigerian doctors interested in practising in the United Kingdom are currently waiting to take the clinical examination, the result of which will decide their eligibility to practise in the UK, The PUNCH has learnt.

It was further gathered that the coronavirus pandemic delayed the examination usually conducted by the General Medical Council.

The council is responsible for granting licences to medical doctors in the UK.

The PUNCH had reported that no fewer than 8,384 Nigerian medical doctors were practising in the UK as of June 9, 2021.

But the council’s Senior Media Officer, Miranda Newey, in an e-mail sent to our correspondent, said the figure of Nigerian doctors in the UK would have increased if not for the pandemic.

Newey said, “There have been significant delays for Nigerian doctors taking our clinical examination before gaining registration due to the pandemic. From the information I have here, we have 150 doctors who have been delayed. I hope to get more data to share with you to enable you to do the comparison you want.”

Meanwhile, the National President of the National Association of Resident Doctors, Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, has called on the Federal Government to quickly address the issue of brain drain in the country.

Okhuaihesuyi made the call in an interview with The PUNCH.

He said, “It is normal for us to experience brain drain and I don’t blame the doctors migrating. Look at those of us who have chosen to stay behind. The only way the Federal Government can address this is if it attends to the demands of doctors.

“Look at resident doctors; most of our members are still being owed. If our welfare is of paramount interest, there won’t be a need to migrate.”

Checks by The PUNCH revealed that the average number of Nigeria-trained doctors in the UK rose from an average of 1.3 per day between July and December 2020, to 3.3 per day in April and May 2021.

Between June 7 and June 8, 2020 – a space of 24 hours – about seven Nigeria- trained doctors were licensed by the UK.

Nigeria has the third highest number of foreign doctors working in the UK after India and Pakistan.

This is as Nigeria suffers a shortage of doctors.

The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria puts the total number of registered doctors in Nigeria at 74,543 for the country’s population of about 200 million.

This puts the doctor-patient ratio in the country at 1:3,500.

This falls far below the World Health Organisation’s recommendation of 1:600.
https://punchng.com/150-Nigerian-doctors-ready-for-exams-ahead-practicing-in-UK

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Re: 150 Nigerian Doctors Ready For Exams To Enable Them Practice In The UK by Starcrest1: 7:01am On Aug 05, 2021
The day I went to one teaching hospital, see crowd that was being attended to by few young doctors.

To see a consultant there sef na war. I had to abandon my file there and find a private hospital.

If this continues, then we are going to wake up one day and find out that our doctors have all left.

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Re: 150 Nigerian Doctors Ready For Exams To Enable Them Practice In The UK by mardis: 7:04am On Aug 05, 2021
I wish them success, our dear country Nigeria has successfully frustrated them out.

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Re: 150 Nigerian Doctors Ready For Exams To Enable Them Practice In The UK by louqas: 7:08am On Aug 05, 2021
I wish them sucess

Thousands more in our medical schools to replace them

They wont be missed

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Re: 150 Nigerian Doctors Ready For Exams To Enable Them Practice In The UK by Mcfi(m): 7:10am On Aug 05, 2021
Good for them ooo. More doctors will surely graduate

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Re: 150 Nigerian Doctors Ready For Exams To Enable Them Practice In The UK by inoki247: 7:12am On Aug 05, 2021
with the way the country is going if all the Drs leaves na only Agbo (Herbs Seller) go remain....

And whn doz ones too see say the country no progress dem too go leave d country...

Las las everybody go dey use Google nd Nairaland health section dey treat dem sef nd start Performing surgery dem sef....

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Re: 150 Nigerian Doctors Ready For Exams To Enable Them Practice In The UK by adenigga(m): 7:28am On Aug 05, 2021
inoki247:
with the way the country is going if all the Drs leaves na only Agbo (Herbs Seller) go remain....

And whn doz ones too see say the country no progress dem too go leave d country...

Las las everybody go dey use Google nd Nairaland health section dey treat dem sef nd start Performing surgery dem sef....

Yeeee......

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Re: 150 Nigerian Doctors Ready For Exams To Enable Them Practice In The UK by Nobody: 7:45am On Aug 05, 2021
Abeg make them go jor,soldier go soldier come

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Re: 150 Nigerian Doctors Ready For Exams To Enable Them Practice In The UK by Monogamy: 7:49am On Aug 05, 2021
Sharp doctors..

Na Nigeria politicians dem go still attend to in UK

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Re: 150 Nigerian Doctors Ready For Exams To Enable Them Practice In The UK by Monogamy: 7:50am On Aug 05, 2021
inoki247:
with the way the country is going if all the Drs leaves na only Agbo (Herbs Seller) go remain....

And whn doz ones too see say the country no progress dem too go leave d country...

Las las everybody go dey use Google nd Nairaland health section dey treat dem sef nd start Performing surgery dem sef....

grin cheesy

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Re: 150 Nigerian Doctors Ready For Exams To Enable Them Practice In The UK by CSTRR: 7:51am On Aug 05, 2021
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Re: 150 Nigerian Doctors Ready For Exams To Enable Them Practice In The UK by joyandfaith: 7:55am On Aug 05, 2021
louqas:
I wish them sucess

Thousands more in our medical schools to replace them

They wont be missed
See ignorance.
I dey laugh. Nigeria suffering from negative immigration and professionals like doctors are mostly affected. Getting clinical lecturers in new medical schools is now very difficult.

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Re: 150 Nigerian Doctors Ready For Exams To Enable Them Practice In The UK by tommy589(m): 8:00am On Aug 05, 2021
inoki247:
with the way the country is going if all the Drs leaves na only Agbo (Herbs Seller) go remain....

And whn doz ones too see say the country no progress dem too go leave d country...

Las las everybody go dey use Google nd Nairaland health section dey treat dem sef nd start Performing surgery dem sef....

Sometimes i dey check Google o

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Re: 150 Nigerian Doctors Ready For Exams To Enable Them Practice In The UK by Dreambeat: 8:13am On Aug 05, 2021
louqas:
I wish them sucess

Thousands more in our medical schools to replace them

They wont be missed
Did you read the article? Did you see the figures mentioned there. The ratio of doctors to patients in a country of 200 million

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Re: 150 Nigerian Doctors Ready For Exams To Enable Them Practice In The UK by Omoluabi1stborn: 8:40am On Aug 05, 2021
I'm Sure 90% are southerners

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Re: 150 Nigerian Doctors Ready For Exams To Enable Them Practice In The UK by pointstores(m): 8:44am On Aug 05, 2021
Wahala dey
Re: 150 Nigerian Doctors Ready For Exams To Enable Them Practice In The UK by Nobody: 8:46am On Aug 05, 2021
UK's tax to gdp ratio : 33.0%
Nigeria tax togdp ratio : 6.1%

UK per capita GDP: $42,331
Nigeria per capita GDP : $2230

UK health budget: 269 BILLION pounds(2020 figures)
Nigeria health budget: 750 MILLION pounds.(2020 FIGURES)

Any questions?

UK is an industrial society, Nigeria is a resource dependent poor country with unimaginative leaders and people.

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Re: 150 Nigerian Doctors Ready For Exams To Enable Them Practice In The UK by YoungLionken(m): 9:17am On Aug 05, 2021
It seems everyone is planning to leave the country cool..

Nigeria is in a big mess undecided...

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Re: 150 Nigerian Doctors Ready For Exams To Enable Them Practice In The UK by BigDawsNet: 9:18am On Aug 05, 2021
cheesy Let the UK and China kukuma buy this country and let call it a day

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Re: 150 Nigerian Doctors Ready For Exams To Enable Them Practice In The UK by Judolisco(m): 9:18am On Aug 05, 2021
Mcfi:
Good for them ooo. More doctors will surely graduate
graduate then will also japa

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Re: 150 Nigerian Doctors Ready For Exams To Enable Them Practice In The UK by shiwex: 9:18am On Aug 05, 2021
Samson0599:
Abeg make them go jor,soldier go soldier come
If you have nothing positive to say why not shut your trap.

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Re: 150 Nigerian Doctors Ready For Exams To Enable Them Practice In The UK by dmbb: 9:18am On Aug 05, 2021
Please stay and develop Nigeria
Re: 150 Nigerian Doctors Ready For Exams To Enable Them Practice In The UK by specialmati(m): 9:19am On Aug 05, 2021
embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed maka why. God protect us from falling sick

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Re: 150 Nigerian Doctors Ready For Exams To Enable Them Practice In The UK by Jamesbiodun(m): 9:19am On Aug 05, 2021
Nigerian government will go to the UK hospital to be treated by Nigerian doctor but won't equip and pay salary of doctors working here in Nigeria.
Failed country angry

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Re: 150 Nigerian Doctors Ready For Exams To Enable Them Practice In The UK by Nuelito: 9:19am On Aug 05, 2021
The bigger them I pray
Re: 150 Nigerian Doctors Ready For Exams To Enable Them Practice In The UK by stagger: 9:19am On Aug 05, 2021
louqas:
I wish them sucess

Thousands more in our medical schools to replace them

They wont be missed

What people like you do not realize is that the "thousands" still in medical school are already woke and preparing to leave as well. Many are writing USMLE in Year 5.

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Re: 150 Nigerian Doctors Ready For Exams To Enable Them Practice In The UK by olola4(m): 9:20am On Aug 05, 2021
If you are a Doctor in Nigeria and you will like to work in the UK or you know someone who will like to work in UK as a Doctor please call +44 74 6951 7608 or send a mail to csofficer@gen122.com

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Re: 150 Nigerian Doctors Ready For Exams To Enable Them Practice In The UK by jerrybakermillz(m): 9:20am On Aug 05, 2021
If our doctors go another countries go work then native doctors go take over and their fees go high now ooh,enough goat,yam,folw will go down


This country need to value and secure what they have

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Re: 150 Nigerian Doctors Ready For Exams To Enable Them Practice In The UK by Ikwerelastborn: 9:20am On Aug 05, 2021
stagger:


What people like you do not realize is that the "thousands" still in medical school are already woke and preparing to leave as well. Many are writing USMLE in Year 5.
The guy spoke out of ignorance, I mean the one you quoted

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Re: 150 Nigerian Doctors Ready For Exams To Enable Them Practice In The UK by elonmuskbaby: 9:20am On Aug 05, 2021
Brain drain in Nigeria o

People with expertise,skills and Intellect are leaving nigeria in massive numbers.no wonder fools pass reasonable people for nigeria while unfortunate low lives will be running nigeria.

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