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Osahon Enabulele: One Doctor Attending To 4,000 Nigerians by joyairemiya: 7:30am On Aug 18, 2021
The former President, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Dr Osahon Enabulele, on Friday said President Muhammadu Buhari is not motivating Nigerian doctors to stay at home and practice due to his love for foreign medical trips.

Enabulele, who is a member of, Executive Committee of the World Medical Association stated this while featuring as a guest on Channels Television monitored by DAILY INDEPENDENT.

Lamenting the high cases of brain waves in the country, Enabulele said based on the depleting numbers of healthcare workers in the country, one doctor is currently attending to 4, 000 Nigerians as against the ratio of the WHO which recommends one doctor to 600 population.

He said given President Buhari’s penchant for foreign medical treatment, many Nigerians who are at home here will feel less valued and will be desperate to travel abroad so that they can have the opportunity to treat their President.

To the issue of brain drain, it is not enough to say that you are investing in training. Beyond training, how are you investing in the retention mechanism? Because the issue of health workforce is about production, retention and of course, motivation. So, the issue of production is there, we are not producing enough.

“So, how are we investing in the health production capacity in terms of institutional framework for producing a health personnel? Today in the health sector, we need over 250,000 medical doctors to meet with the ratio of one doctor to 600 population prescribed by the World body.


Nigeria today is revolving around one doctor to 4, 000 population. That cannot impact useful health outcomes. That cannot drive useful health outcomes. So, how are we producing? Even those that are produced, how are we training and retraining them? How are we retaining them?


Look at what is happening now that has prompted this industrial action. People even want to come into the health system but the recruitment process is so defective. People can’t even employ because you have to apply for waivers. Such bureaucratic red-tapism and administrative shenanigans is not helping the development of medical manpower in our country.

“So, what motivational mechanism do we have on the ground? As I speak to you now, the environment is so defective largely. The working conditions are very pitiable and of course, buoyed by the issue of insecurity which affects all Nigerians.


Nobody needs to spend time going through a very rigorous profession like medicine only to come tomorrow and you are kidnapped and all your little savings are released to kidnappers.


Once you are free from the stranglehold of the kidnappers, the next thing you think of is how to survive. And there are people who have alluring mechanisms coming into Nigeria to attract those healthcare workers. So, the push and pull factors need to be engaged by the government. There are factors that are pushing our doctors, including the working conditions, the poor uncompetitive wages, the insecurity issues and of course, the attractive pull factors from other places.

“Even in the midst of COVID, you saw the UK government emplacing very attractive programmes for healthcare workers all over the world in the phase of Brexit. Who will not get attracted to that?

"For those of us who are even straining ourselves to remain in our country, I think we should be appreciated. But that is not even being done because rather than patronizing Nigerian health professionals, our government is patronizing those abroad".


"It further tells me that I am not even valued in my own country. So perhaps the best place to be valued is to go abroad where I will have the opportunity to treat my President because that also gives you some level of professional esteem,” he said.
https://independent.ng/medical-trips-buhari-not-motivating-doctors-to-remain-in-nigeria-enabulele/

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Re: Osahon Enabulele: One Doctor Attending To 4,000 Nigerians by Africana1123(m): 7:32am On Aug 18, 2021
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Re: Osahon Enabulele: One Doctor Attending To 4,000 Nigerians by Grace001: 7:33am On Aug 18, 2021
It can only happen in Nigeria

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Re: Osahon Enabulele: One Doctor Attending To 4,000 Nigerians by BigRocky: 7:35am On Aug 18, 2021
Nigerians have never have it this bad...

I curse the day I thumprint for this Fulani walking dead.

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Re: Osahon Enabulele: One Doctor Attending To 4,000 Nigerians by Seniorwriter(m): 7:36am On Aug 18, 2021
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Re: Osahon Enabulele: One Doctor Attending To 4,000 Nigerians by Lagosfinder(m): 7:43am On Aug 18, 2021
The medical field is underfunded



The government needs to work on that

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Re: Osahon Enabulele: One Doctor Attending To 4,000 Nigerians by LikeAking: 8:05am On Aug 18, 2021
LIES! LIES!! LIES!!!

The med chairman should first of all tell us the current number of doctors in the country, lets do the maths. Without that info all his claims are baseless.

We need figures.


The Nigerian doctors are not actually doing their jobs that the real problem. They are busy hustling private practice with government time.

This is not govt fault.

our docs are lacadesical. I know sabi spell this word o, but i sabi talk am. chai!

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Re: Osahon Enabulele: One Doctor Attending To 4,000 Nigerians by LikeAking: 8:13am On Aug 18, 2021
4000 Nigerian to a doc is a good figure, no be every day people dey sick.

Most of the people going ti the hospitals daily are mostly old. The number of people going to the hospitals daily and the number of doctors in the country are the figures we need first. All these baseless claims are totally unwelcomed in this era.

Nigeria hsa excess of every thing the problem his utilization.

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Re: Osahon Enabulele: One Doctor Attending To 4,000 Nigerians by AntiBeEmCe(m): 8:26am On Aug 18, 2021
Overworked yet underpaid. That's the reason why they're all going abroad. Nothing works in this hellhole.

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Re: Osahon Enabulele: One Doctor Attending To 4,000 Nigerians by Authoreety: 9:26am On Aug 18, 2021
And yet they won pay dem


Nigeria has indeed gone to the dogs..

Number of Nigerian health workers working outside the shores of this country will alarm you
Re: Osahon Enabulele: One Doctor Attending To 4,000 Nigerians by Thinktwicemybro: 9:27am On Aug 18, 2021
This country is too big, it should be decentralized
Re: Osahon Enabulele: One Doctor Attending To 4,000 Nigerians by paulolee(m): 9:27am On Aug 18, 2021
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Re: Osahon Enabulele: One Doctor Attending To 4,000 Nigerians by Romanoff(f): 9:27am On Aug 18, 2021
Hmm.

If you can afford to get good health insurance via HMOs, just do it and use good private hospitals where you can get adequate and prompt medical attention.

Doctors are barely enough and they are under paid unlike in developed countries where health care is for sale, so medical practitioners are well compensated.

My gynaecologist was telling me that there are barely 1000 gynaecologists in the whole of Nigeria, I just weak.

If you know how much it costs to get a gynaecologist consult, you'd understand where I am coming from.

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Re: Osahon Enabulele: One Doctor Attending To 4,000 Nigerians by Ademola47(m): 9:28am On Aug 18, 2021
I'm not surprised to hear this. With the exodus of Fresh medical graduate in the country, I was expecting a 1 doctor per 15,000 patients ratio.

When most won't get job. The employed ones have poor working condition.

The elite know this beforehand, and therefore, travel abroad for medical treatment.
Re: Osahon Enabulele: One Doctor Attending To 4,000 Nigerians by Yeeyo: 9:28am On Aug 18, 2021
president buhari have NEPA certificate how do u expect thing will be better.
Re: Osahon Enabulele: One Doctor Attending To 4,000 Nigerians by RadioMOUTH(m): 9:28am On Aug 18, 2021
LikeAking:
LIES! LIES!! LIES!!!

The med chairman should first of all tell us the current number of doctors in the country, lets do the maths. Without that info all his claims are baseless.

We need figures.


The Nigerian doctors are not actually doing their jobs that the real problem. They are busy hustling private practice with government time.

This is not govt fault.

our docs are lacadesical. I know sabi spell this word o, but i sabi talk am. chai!








How many maths did you do in school??

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Re: Osahon Enabulele: One Doctor Attending To 4,000 Nigerians by szczescie(m): 9:28am On Aug 18, 2021
When I say these doctors are running on vibes and Insha Allah Una no believe me

In this Nigeria Government hospitals are not hospitals, and should not be called hospitals, if you no get money you are surviving by the grace of God any small sickness can handicap you
Re: Osahon Enabulele: One Doctor Attending To 4,000 Nigerians by Mindlog: 9:29am On Aug 18, 2021
Hmm....then one can imagine not having up to 500 psychiatrists in a Country of over 200 million people.

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Re: Osahon Enabulele: One Doctor Attending To 4,000 Nigerians by MALIGNANTGuest(m): 9:30am On Aug 18, 2021
The should add NATIVE DOCTORS & PASTORS for their contributions have been phenomenal
... a country where medical doctors drag patients with pastors and the gods...
Re: Osahon Enabulele: One Doctor Attending To 4,000 Nigerians by omoadeleye(m): 9:31am On Aug 18, 2021
And making lots of racks.


Doctors do lot of shifts.

They shuttle from one clinics to another and making racks

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Re: Osahon Enabulele: One Doctor Attending To 4,000 Nigerians by mbak(m): 9:31am On Aug 18, 2021
Well it is.not a surprising news
Re: Osahon Enabulele: One Doctor Attending To 4,000 Nigerians by Kennitrust(m): 9:32am On Aug 18, 2021
Beyond truth
Re: Osahon Enabulele: One Doctor Attending To 4,000 Nigerians by Prime1(m): 9:33am On Aug 18, 2021
LikeAking:
LIES! LIES!! LIES!!!

The med chairman should first of all tell us the current number of doctors in the country, lets do the maths. Without that info all his claims are baseless.

We need figures.


The Nigerian doctors are not actually doing their jobs that the real problem. They are busy hustling private practice with government time.

This is not govt fault.

our docs are lacadesical. I know sabi spell this word o, but i sabi talk am. chai!


Buhari lover..

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Re: Osahon Enabulele: One Doctor Attending To 4,000 Nigerians by Nobody: 9:33am On Aug 18, 2021
How?
These people and their wayo statistics. Are we all going to the hospital at the same time?

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