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It's Now One Doctor To 10,000 Patients, 4,000 Doctors To Migrate Abroad – NARD by benjackugo: 7:35am On Nov 28, 2022
It's Now One Doctor To 10,000 Patients, 4000 Doctors Ready To Migrate Abroad – NARD

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, NARD has warned that it is now a ratio of one doctor to 10,000 patients in the country while saying that 4,000 of its members are ready to migrate abroad for greener pastures, IGBERETV reports.

According to NARD the situation is as a result of government's "nonchalant attitudes to members’ salaries, welfare and other deserved packages."

NARD revealed that Nigeria had already lost 2,000 doctors to the other countries in the last two years and that Nigeria was well short of WHO’s recommended ratio of one doctor to 600 patients.

Although he admitted that mobility of labour was recognized anywhere in the world, he, however, said there were several reasons people can decide to leave their countries or migrate to other places, tasking government to find out the reasons and address them.

“Mobility of labour is recognized anywhere in the world." NARD president, Dr Emeka Orji, told news on Sunday, November 27.

“There are several reasons why people can decide to leave their counties or migrate to other places even to move from one state to the other in the same country to work ranging from welfare services, remuneration,working condition, security and other social issues."

“And what government should do is to try to find out why and then address it.

“That is what a serious government does, because the truth is that it is really a very serious problem in the health sector as we speak and we believe it is an emergency and that if nothing is done urgently to arrest the drift, we would come to a stage where we won’t have doctors in our hospitals.

“Over the past two years or so,we have lost over 2,000 doctors to an outside world and on average,we have lost between 100 to 160 doctors every month.

“We are not just talking about the low-level staff here,we are talking about the highly specialized doctors leaving the country.


“And when you undertake studies to know why they are leaving, 80 percent of them responded that it is because of poor remuneration.

“The salary structure we are using now came into being in 2009. That is over 13 years ago and part of th agreement we had with government then was that it should be reviewed after five years.

“And that five years was in 2014. Till now, we have been writing for it to be reviewed but we have not made any significant headway on that.

“You know the living conditions in 2009 compared to now with regards to inflation, dollar exchange rate and all that.


“As a matter of fact, somebody like me; I’m a senior registrar, but what I was paid in 2009 as a house officer, if you will get the dollar equivalent, you would realize that it was even more than what I’m being paid now.

“So there is nobody that will see that kind of thing and stay back, especially seeing a place where your work is better appreciated, that won’t be tempted to go there.

“As I’m talking to you now, we have found out that over 4,000 of our members have decided to migrate within the shortest possible time.

“And if that happens, I can assure you that it would be a disaster. It will lead to poor patient management and difficulty in assessing health care.

“Patients will have long clinic hours such that a patient that should ordinarily see a doctor within one hour can spend the whole day, because if you have one doctor attending to more patients than he should, of course, he won’t give in his best and even the patient would have to wait much longer to be attended to.

“The approved doctor-to-patient ratio by the World Health Organisation, WHO, is one to 600. That is one doctor to 600 patients.


“But currently in Nigeria, we are doing one doctor to 10,000. You can see the huge gap and it would continue to worsen if government doesn’t don’t do the right thing.”

https://igberetvnews.com/1432948/now-one-doctor-10000-patients-4000-doctors-ready-migrate-abroad-nard/

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Re: It's Now One Doctor To 10,000 Patients, 4,000 Doctors To Migrate Abroad – NARD by Imortal001: 7:37am On Nov 28, 2022
Eweh! Since naija gov'ment no take health matter serious, people weh serious don take our doctors and give them good offer.

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Re: It's Now One Doctor To 10,000 Patients, 4,000 Doctors To Migrate Abroad – NARD by ThugOfWar: 7:37am On Nov 28, 2022
whats all the Doc migration hype about?
we will go the traditional way and improve on it. after all conventional drugs isnt he only alternative to solving health challenges
Re: It's Now One Doctor To 10,000 Patients, 4,000 Doctors To Migrate Abroad – NARD by God1000(m): 7:37am On Nov 28, 2022
This is unacceptable, the blame is on the government, no wonder nigerians keep dying everyday from little illnesses.

This is what brain drain does to a country.

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Re: It's Now One Doctor To 10,000 Patients, 4,000 Doctors To Migrate Abroad – NARD by Leemekzy: 7:37am On Nov 28, 2022
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Re: It's Now One Doctor To 10,000 Patients, 4,000 Doctors To Migrate Abroad – NARD by incandescentena: 7:38am On Nov 28, 2022
ThugOfWar:
whats all the Doc migration hype about?
we will go the traditional way and improve on it. after all conventional drugs isnt he only alternative to solving health challenges

Stop this trash like a kid. Its not about the Doctors, Its about the Economy pure and simple!


Nigerians are suffering

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Re: It's Now One Doctor To 10,000 Patients, 4,000 Doctors To Migrate Abroad – NARD by Bontafa: 7:39am On Nov 28, 2022
Buhari and Tinubu showing us that abroad doctors are working in a normal condition

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Re: It's Now One Doctor To 10,000 Patients, 4,000 Doctors To Migrate Abroad – NARD by ThugOfWar: 7:42am On Nov 28, 2022
incandescentena:


Stop this trash like a kid. Its not about the Doctors, Its about the Economy pure and simple!


Nigerians are suffering

who is this retardedbuffon angry think outside the box
Re: It's Now One Doctor To 10,000 Patients, 4,000 Doctors To Migrate Abroad – NARD by incandescentena: 7:47am On Nov 28, 2022
ThugOfWar:


who is this retardedbuffon angry think outside the box

Insult as usual!


Bennycollins:


This is the trait of shallow minded ppl. When confronted with superior
argument, they resort to abuses

Benny you get the point abeg

BTW, Many of the reasons are poor work environment, insecurity, poor remuneration and poor equipment to work with . I think these are some of the issues. Remuneration and environment in other countries like Europe, America and Saudi Arabia are far better than Nigeria.

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Re: It's Now One Doctor To 10,000 Patients, 4,000 Doctors To Migrate Abroad – NARD by ThugOfWar: 7:50am On Nov 28, 2022
incandescentena:


Insult as usual!
BTW, Many of the reasons are poor work environment, insecurity, poor remuneration and poor equipment to work with . I think these are some of the issues. Remuneration and environment in other countries like Europe, America and Saudi Arabia are far better than Nigeria.


oga dont play the innocence card. chop your L in peace angry
Re: It's Now One Doctor To 10,000 Patients, 4,000 Doctors To Migrate Abroad – NARD by incandescentena: 7:54am On Nov 28, 2022
ThugOfWar:


oga dont play the innocence card. chop your L in peace angry

I know you and Ngige are in the same insensitive category.



Keep your L to yourself!

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Re: It's Now One Doctor To 10,000 Patients, 4,000 Doctors To Migrate Abroad – NARD by Brendaniel: 7:55am On Nov 28, 2022
incandescentena:


I know you and Ngige are in the same insensitive category.



Keep your L to yourself!


Are you minding him, they keep supporting rubbish

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Re: It's Now One Doctor To 10,000 Patients, 4,000 Doctors To Migrate Abroad – NARD by greenermodels: 7:55am On Nov 28, 2022
Blame it on Buhari, in search of a solution, Nigerians found trouble in Buhari.

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Re: It's Now One Doctor To 10,000 Patients, 4,000 Doctors To Migrate Abroad – NARD by ContinuousTortu: 7:55am On Nov 28, 2022
Then let Dr Sid, Small Doctor and Medikal treat us Na....

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Re: It's Now One Doctor To 10,000 Patients, 4,000 Doctors To Migrate Abroad – NARD by bigdammyj: 7:55am On Nov 28, 2022
Noted.
Re: It's Now One Doctor To 10,000 Patients, 4,000 Doctors To Migrate Abroad – NARD by Raxxye(m): 7:56am On Nov 28, 2022
If Tinubu wins it could be worse. The country would become very unattractive to both citizens and non-citizens alike!
But God forbid!
Let's give Obi a chance; he's the only candidate that "seems" to represent something different!

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Re: It's Now One Doctor To 10,000 Patients, 4,000 Doctors To Migrate Abroad – NARD by FILEBE(m): 7:56am On Nov 28, 2022
Nigeria. Damn!!! Yet some people are still dying for people who put Nigeria in this mess?

When exactly are we going to wake up and do the right thing? We have been used all this while. The power truly belongs to the people but we are so divided in ethnicity , tribalism and sentiments to know.

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Re: It's Now One Doctor To 10,000 Patients, 4,000 Doctors To Migrate Abroad – NARD by SlyFoxx4Life: 7:56am On Nov 28, 2022
A country that plays with its doctors, teachers and law enforcement officers is honestly not a serious country at all. Those three professions should ever be joked with by any government. Nigeria is hopeless.

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Re: It's Now One Doctor To 10,000 Patients, 4,000 Doctors To Migrate Abroad – NARD by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:57am On Nov 28, 2022
There are several reasons why people can decide to leave their counties or migrate to other places even to move from one state to the other in the same country to work ranging from welfare services, remuneration,working condition, security and other social issues."

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Re: It's Now One Doctor To 10,000 Patients, 4,000 Doctors To Migrate Abroad – NARD by sirnewton20: 7:57am On Nov 28, 2022
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Re: It's Now One Doctor To 10,000 Patients, 4,000 Doctors To Migrate Abroad – NARD by WhatCanIsay(m): 7:57am On Nov 28, 2022
We have had more capital and human flights under this inhuman APC government! Nothing works except the funnel through which they pipe the national wealth to their pockets.

Don't suffer loss of memory use everything in you to campaign and vote against APC and all it stands for next year! Suffer no de tire you??


Remember to use Konfam escrow services for all your transactions, eyes de red everybody oooh. Konfam . NG

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Re: It's Now One Doctor To 10,000 Patients, 4,000 Doctors To Migrate Abroad – NARD by padi94(m): 7:58am On Nov 28, 2022
Omo no go fall sick, hospital don empty

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Re: It's Now One Doctor To 10,000 Patients, 4,000 Doctors To Migrate Abroad – NARD by Originakalokalo(m): 7:58am On Nov 28, 2022
It is well.

My favorite quote

“And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.”

“He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.”


This is from Jesus.

I love it because of the assurance after this miserable world.

Are you assured?
.

Accept him, get baptized and obey his commandnent.

That's all.

Do this now!!!!

You may not have tomorrow.

God bless you.

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Re: It's Now One Doctor To 10,000 Patients, 4,000 Doctors To Migrate Abroad – NARD by fasho01(m): 7:58am On Nov 28, 2022
It's a very terrible situation but can you blame the doctors? No!

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Re: It's Now One Doctor To 10,000 Patients, 4,000 Doctors To Migrate Abroad – NARD by ednut1(m): 7:59am On Nov 28, 2022
ThugOfWar:
whats all the Doc migration hype about?
we will go the traditional way and improve on it. after all conventional drugs isnt he only alternative to solving health challenges
traditional no fit diagnose or treat cancer, perform kidney or heart transplant, do scans to monitor baby health, induce labour , do c sections, perform surgeries like appendix etc

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Re: It's Now One Doctor To 10,000 Patients, 4,000 Doctors To Migrate Abroad – NARD by Ppogbae: 7:59am On Nov 28, 2022
FG needs to fix renumeration, and open more medical schools and hospitals.
Re: It's Now One Doctor To 10,000 Patients, 4,000 Doctors To Migrate Abroad – NARD by OPICANTO2223: 7:59am On Nov 28, 2022
The last time i went to hospital, Doctors were every where. Another strategic approach for salary increase.

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Re: It's Now One Doctor To 10,000 Patients, 4,000 Doctors To Migrate Abroad – NARD by greenermodels: 8:00am On Nov 28, 2022
Buhari, Tinubu and Atiku patronize only foreign doctors.
Re: It's Now One Doctor To 10,000 Patients, 4,000 Doctors To Migrate Abroad – NARD by waterpouroverfl: 8:00am On Nov 28, 2022
Ok
Re: It's Now One Doctor To 10,000 Patients, 4,000 Doctors To Migrate Abroad – NARD by coconutbag: 8:00am On Nov 28, 2022
Na God dey save person for Naija ooo. Hungry doctors are not expected to give their best. Japa remains a good viable option.

Go to where you are valued and celebrated
Re: It's Now One Doctor To 10,000 Patients, 4,000 Doctors To Migrate Abroad – NARD by Kayberg: 8:00am On Nov 28, 2022
angry
Nigeria is on the verge of collapse…
And people are happy it's going to collapse…

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