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Re: NIMSA Opposes The Brain Drain Bill (Official Statement) by vanitybutiwanti: 1:18pm On Apr 07, 2023
Sltp:
Just shut the Bleep up. I've lived in Nigeria and I've lived in EU. On what basis are you comparing the cost of education in Nigeria with that of the developed world. In the EU, you can afford a car with your one month salary workingas a restaurant helper. I ask you again, on what basis are you saying this "at no cost"? Nigeria education is actually too expensive if you consider the minimum wage and the standard of education. What are they subsidizing?
you're stupiiid and daft, nobody can afford a car with a month salary working for a restaurant, you think you're conversing with a novice. The politicians can easily afford to get treated abroad when shiit hits the fan, what about the common people that are left unattended when they go to hospitals in Nigeria because of scarcity of medical personnels. You guys just criticize everything without thinking things through, you pay 50k per annum to get a medical degree that you so berate yet developed countries still poach doctors from the same shiithole, something is definitely wrong with your brain.
Re: NIMSA Opposes The Brain Drain Bill (Official Statement) by austinvsb: 1:19pm On Apr 07, 2023
Spandau:


You make me laugh
You dare to compare a functional system to a dysfunctional one?

Every functional system you see today was once a dysfunctional one
Re: NIMSA Opposes The Brain Drain Bill (Official Statement) by meetme01: 1:28pm On Apr 07, 2023
tamdun:
They should go and sch in UK/US then,majority of the medical students can't afford to sch abroad,fed govt is subsidising education for them for the betterment of NIG citizens not UK/US/Saudi

You know why you mumu? You read the heading and not the content.

Let me ask you this - why didn't the sponsor of the bill put forward a bill that will end medical tourism for all political appointees.

Why didn't he put a bill forward that all political appointees should send their wards to public institutions.

So, you went to Uni to be enslaved by the man you voted to represent you at the Chamber. You will be enslaved for life.
Re: NIMSA Opposes The Brain Drain Bill (Official Statement) by layzie: 1:31pm On Apr 07, 2023
tamdun:
They should go and sch in UK/US then,majority of the medical students can't afford to sch abroad,fed govt is subsidising education for them for the betterment of NIG citizens not UK/US/Saudi

Imagine hypocrisy.
Is that rep sponsoring a bill to end medical tourism by elected govt officials?? Abi no be Nigerian money Dem dey use treat headaches abroad?
The bill is not only selfish but an insult to the masses.
Until medical tourism by govt officials is abolished, hospitals duly equipped and maintained and proper renumeration provided for medical personnels, u can't ask them not to leave.
Re: NIMSA Opposes The Brain Drain Bill (Official Statement) by ayinba1(f): 1:31pm On Apr 07, 2023
lulufaj:


Stop saying what you don’t know. Better to be quiet. I am a senior doctor myself. No such rules exists in the us. Most of the colleagues in the gulf states are American trained. Very few specialties have 7 residency programmes(neuro, trauma and orthopaedics) in the us. Most are 3 to 5 years. Go get your facts right first.

Medical school is an additional 4 years after a minimum of Bachelor’s degree, then residency starts.
Re: NIMSA Opposes The Brain Drain Bill (Official Statement) by olisaEze(m): 1:33pm On Apr 07, 2023
Those in support of this bill will not know the harm they have invited to themselves till they have been clerked by a disgruntled medical practitioner. You want to enslave someone and still expect that person to care for your general wellbeing?? The politicians do not intend to have their families treated here. Be prepared to entrust you & your family’s health to native doctors in the nearest future! grin
Re: NIMSA Opposes The Brain Drain Bill (Official Statement) by jclassiq(m): 1:35pm On Apr 07, 2023
tamdun:
They should go and sch in UK/US then,majority of the medical students can't afford to sch abroad,fed govt is subsidising education for them for the betterment of NIG citizens not UK/US/Saudi

You often talk as if you are talking from your anus.

Before i respond to your gibberish, what did you study in school. Wait, let me guess... Zoology.
Re: NIMSA Opposes The Brain Drain Bill (Official Statement) by Spandau: 1:36pm On Apr 07, 2023
austinvsb:


Every functional system you see today was once a dysfunctional one

Toooorr.
Re: NIMSA Opposes The Brain Drain Bill (Official Statement) by Onewazobia(m): 1:36pm On Apr 07, 2023
tamdun:
They should go and sch in UK/US then,majority of the medical students can't afford to sch abroad,fed govt is subsidising education for them for the betterment of NIG citizens not UK/US/Saudi


I think they should equally regulates medical tourism by government officials.
Re: NIMSA Opposes The Brain Drain Bill (Official Statement) by nedekid: 1:37pm On Apr 07, 2023
On second thoughts it is a welcomed idea. Let the doctors work here for 10 years, Afterall gov sponsored them and they too voted APC.
It is good as long as it is not applicable to private university graduates. Abi will gov claim they sponsored doctors that their parents had to pay millions to train them? undecided
Re: NIMSA Opposes The Brain Drain Bill (Official Statement) by jclassiq(m): 1:37pm On Apr 07, 2023
One truth that can be said about Nigerian politicians is that they are wicked, heartless and self-serving.

God will repay them. All of them.
Re: NIMSA Opposes The Brain Drain Bill (Official Statement) by GboyegaD(m): 1:52pm On Apr 07, 2023
To think some people in the mid age support this bill shows the level of jealousy in Nigeria. They have spent their 6years plus 1year of residency, they should get their full license to practice.

That said, other professions travel abroad too, do we extend university education by 5 years and force every graduate to go for internship?

If the government needs them to stay, they should create the atmosphere and environment that will make them stay.
Re: NIMSA Opposes The Brain Drain Bill (Official Statement) by Dreamhighnow(m): 1:53pm On Apr 07, 2023
Is04970:
There are arguments for and against the bill but I'll tilt towards the Reps.
If you desire to practice in UK or US as a medical practitioner why not school there and pay huge fees for your training?
Why get your education in Nigeria with taxpayers money and end up not being useful for Nigeria?
The hospitals in Nigeria aren't equipped ;Yes. So also the airports, seaports, the roads are bad etc but if the country manages to train you to become a doctor it behoves on you to manage to practice there.
what of those attending private university? Why not equip the hospitals instead of looting ?
Re: NIMSA Opposes The Brain Drain Bill (Official Statement) by MasterTeeUSA: 1:59pm On Apr 07, 2023
NIMSA is saying...increase tuition and let the Elites that can pay, pay and not stay after graduation...let the poor take out loans and stay back to work for the country. This is the future of Nigeria as it is in most parts of the world...one expectation for the rich and Elites, another for the regular and average people ...

My opinion...mandate 5yrs for everyone. If you no want, go and study in Ghana or Cotonou and don't take up spaces for people that truly want to serve the nation.

Then increase tuition so doctors and professors can be paid appropriately.

If you are working and it's verified, pay back portion of your loans....if you can't get a job, then govt should forgive the loans after 5yrs so you can still japa If needed.

But if you get job and you dey pay back loans...use NIN to prevent Japa till you pay back the loans or you can borrow to pay back what you owe the govt.

Alternatively...create office of collection in the UK and sue debtors and garnish wages










DesChyko:
The Nigerian Medical Students' Association @NiMSA_Nigeria strongly opposes the recently proposed bill to mandate Nigerian-trained medical or dental practitioners to practice in Nigeria for a minimum of five years before being granted a full license to practice.

This bill, sponsored by Rep. Ganiyu Abiodun Johnson is unpatriotic, ill-timed and a breach of the fundamental human right of doctors as enshrined in the 1999 constitution of Nigeria as amended.

This bill is aimed at strangulating the medical profession and making mockery of her autonomy.

The reason given by Rep. Johnson for sponsoring this bill will end up achieving the direct opposite as the bill seeks to enslave Nigerian trained doctors and paralyze the health care system. The search for greener pastures abroad can be reduced by making our land and pasture green, properly equipping our hospitals, better treatment for doctors and the brain drain will be adequately controlled. Rep. Johnson at this point should be steering conversations on medical tourism and not doctor slavery.

We firmly believe that this bill is not the solution to the problem of brain drain, and we stand against it in its entirety in the strongest possible terms.

The intention behind the sponsorship of this bill does not take into consideration the root causes of brain drain in Nigeria. The issue of brain drain is multifaceted and requires a more comprehensive approach to tackle it.

Instead of trying to forcefully take doctors as slaves, the lawmakers should be focusing on creating an enabling environment that encourages doctors to stay and work in Nigeria. The lack of infrastructure, inadequate and inappropriate remuneration, and poor working conditions are some of the major factors driving medical professionals away from Nigeria. These issues need to be addressed if we want to attract and retain our healthcare professionals; make our land green.

We also believe that the bill is a violation of the fundamental human rights of medical professionals and should not see the light of the day. The government has no right to force doctors to work in a particular location against their will- it is an affront to their autonomy and choice. We also unequivocally state that this bill will discourage students from pursuing medical education in Nigeria, which will further exacerbate the problem of the shortage of healthcare professionals.

A better way to bring up the issue of being trained with “tax payer subsidies” would be to have it optional, the option of paying for medical education at the real cost value, the option of obtaining student loans and also the option of going for the subsidized medical education with the caveat of staying behind for a certain number of years to “pay back”. Besides, not all Doctors in the country are trained on subsidy; one thing the bill failed to capture. Doctors need to have a choice, even before they start their training so they can make better informed decisions.

Additionally, we strongly believe that the bill is arbitrary in nature and totally unconstitutional- it deprives the Nigerian-trained medical and dental practitioners of their fundamental right to freedom of movement by arbitrarily imposing restrictions on their movements against the provision of Section 41 the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

In conclusion, @NiMSA_Nigeria vehemently opposes this bill in part and in one whole. We call on the sponsor of the bill to withdraw it with immediate effect and seek better ways of finding a lasting solution to the problem of brain drain by consultative collaboration with relevant stakeholders in the health sector coupled with the government's willingness to address the root causes and underlying issues that drive healthcare professionals away from Nigeria.

The Nigerian medical students’ association, is eager for a better health system hence, our willingness to work with the government, as we have always done, to find lasting solutions to the issues plaguing the healthcare system.

The health sector is essential to the growth and development of our nation, and we must take steps to ensure that our healthcare professionals stay and contribute to the growth of our country.

We say *NO* to this bill,
Rather, make our land and pasture green.

Ejim Egba,
NiMSA President

https://twitter.com/NiMSA_Nigeria/status/1644103703643791360?t=0RcYbEkErW8YYUIVFZktgQ&s=19

Previous thread https://www.nairaland.com/7643700/bill-prevent-medical-doctors-getting
Re: NIMSA Opposes The Brain Drain Bill (Official Statement) by bahaushe1: 2:02pm On Apr 07, 2023
Is04970:
There are arguments for and against the bill but I'll tilt towards the Reps.
If you desire to practice in UK or US as a medical practitioner why not school there and pay huge fees for your training?
Why get your education in Nigeria with taxpayers money and end up not being useful for Nigeria?
The hospitals in Nigeria aren't equipped ;Yes. So also the airports, seaports, the roads are bad etc but if the country manages to train you to become a doctor it behoves on you to manage to practice there.

Why not apply the bill to ALL NIGERIAN trained graduates then?

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Re: NIMSA Opposes The Brain Drain Bill (Official Statement) by DOM7: 2:05pm On Apr 07, 2023
Why can't they ban any politician and civil servants from going abroad for medical treatment? You packed our money here to go and give to other nationals out there and you don't want your citizens to get the share of it out there? Wickedness!

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Re: NIMSA Opposes The Brain Drain Bill (Official Statement) by arantess: 2:11pm On Apr 07, 2023
tamdun:
They should go and sch in UK/US then,majority of the medical students can't afford to sch abroad,fed govt is subsidising education for them for the betterment of NIG citizens not UK/US/Saudi
How about creating an enabling environment and right medical infrastructure?
Re: NIMSA Opposes The Brain Drain Bill (Official Statement) by Is04970: 2:12pm On Apr 07, 2023
bahaushe1:


Why not apply the bill to ALL NIGERIAN trained graduates then?
It should be extended to teachers and farmers the day Nigeria is in short of those.
Re: NIMSA Opposes The Brain Drain Bill (Official Statement) by johannu(m): 2:13pm On Apr 07, 2023
The Bill seeks to slow brain drain, but it is the root cause that needs to be addressed.
Our approach to things sometimes portrays us as people with no brain.
During fuel scarcity, you see the police harassing and arresting those selling fuel in gallons by the roadside. If our refineries are working, there would be fuel at the filling stations and those selling in gallons will disappear automatically.
When naira became scarce, the security forces were harassing the POS agents as if they were the cause of the problem.
When those sponsoring the bill fall sick, they are most likely going to travel abroad to countries where things work, but they don't want our medical doctors to travel out to where things work. They're joking.
Re: NIMSA Opposes The Brain Drain Bill (Official Statement) by Tonytonex(m): 2:18pm On Apr 07, 2023
Selfish set of human beings.

Pesin go suffer spend money train himself to become a doctor. useless politicians go force them to work against their Will.

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Re: NIMSA Opposes The Brain Drain Bill (Official Statement) by adeoba2008(m): 2:19pm On Apr 07, 2023
I supported this bill. If you want to be useful to them broad after your training. Go there and study. You cannot rob Peter to pay Paul.
Re: NIMSA Opposes The Brain Drain Bill (Official Statement) by lulufaj(m): 2:22pm On Apr 07, 2023
austinvsb:


Up to 7 years I mean. Some like radiology reconstructive surgery are even required to make additional fellowship training after residency.


The point is, it helps to mitigate brain drain from the US in an essential field like medicine. Same will help Nigeria too.

We have the brightest minds on earth but we loose them rather easily after subsidizing their trainings.



It doesn’t mitigate brain drain in any way. There is no evidence of that! Uk has the longest postgraduate specialty training and has the largest number of doctors leaving to other countries among the G8. What journal has published evidence to back up what you are typing or all of a sudden everyone is a specialist in medical education now? I will like you to share those evidences. How is it hard to put things right in the country?How is it hard to demand for better working conditions from the government? How hard is it to speak in one voice and ask for better pay? How hard is it to develop other sectors as healthcare is multisectoral in nature? All these are well studied ways to mitigate brain drain.Nigerians will not demand that from government but form having ideas on Nairaland once issue arise.

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Re: NIMSA Opposes The Brain Drain Bill (Official Statement) by Tonytonex(m): 2:22pm On Apr 07, 2023
Is04970:
There are arguments for and against the bill but I'll tilt towards the Reps.
If you desire to practice in UK or US as a medical practitioner why not school there and pay huge fees for your training?
Why get your education in Nigeria with taxpayers money and end up not being useful for Nigeria?
The hospitals in Nigeria aren't equipped ;Yes. So also the airports, seaports, the roads are bad etc but if the country manages to train you to become a doctor it behoves on you to manage to practice there.
do you mean that medical school in Nigeria is free? So na fg dey sponsor medical students in Nigeria?
Re: NIMSA Opposes The Brain Drain Bill (Official Statement) by Tonytonex(m): 2:25pm On Apr 07, 2023
tomzyELNINO:
CAN WE ALSO HAVE A BILL THAT STOPS POLITICIANS FROM GOING ABROAD FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT?
Is04970 will not support this one.
Re: NIMSA Opposes The Brain Drain Bill (Official Statement) by johannu(m): 2:27pm On Apr 07, 2023
The bill proposes to mandate Nigerian-trained medical or dental practitioners to practice in Nigeria for a minimum of five years before being granted a full license to practice.

What about a bill to mandate those in elective positions to serve out their terms before being allowed to travel out?
Re: NIMSA Opposes The Brain Drain Bill (Official Statement) by Georgejeez: 2:29pm On Apr 07, 2023
NIMSA and their supporters opposing the bill are all Mad and have no one to tell them .

You want to reap others sweat and refuse to sow to benefit others .
A Medical student can spend 7 to 10 years chasing Medical degree in a public University but to work as a Doctor for 5 years in the same Country whose taxpayers used their taxes to subsidize his education is Haram ?

Anyone who doesn't want to work the 5 years should shift aside, go abroad to study and leave the space for others who will be willing to serve the Nation , simple .

If you relate with Doctors , Nurses and Pharmacists , you will know how much they put efforts in their field because they see it as a gateway to escape overseas , no ounce of patriotism in them.

To whom much is given ,much is expected
Re: NIMSA Opposes The Brain Drain Bill (Official Statement) by johannu(m): 2:30pm On Apr 07, 2023
Tonytonex:
Selfish set of human beings.

Pesin go suffer spend money train himself to become a doctor. useless politicians go force them to work against their Will.

Those mind them.
Re: NIMSA Opposes The Brain Drain Bill (Official Statement) by Georgejeez: 2:31pm On Apr 07, 2023
BOLATINUBU01:
UK should start giving scholarship to our medical students, instead of taking our doctors
Supported 100 percent , you will live long and prosper due to this statement of yours , Amin

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Re: NIMSA Opposes The Brain Drain Bill (Official Statement) by lulufaj(m): 2:36pm On Apr 07, 2023
Okorietitus:
See these fools that the government is subsidising their education.

Let them pass this bill quickly and only exclude students of Private Universities from it.

Let them introduce student loans for those interested on becoming doctors. So, instead of working for 5 years, they can pay off student loans if they get the funds before 5 years.

Then, let politicians be banned from receiving medical care abroad. Let them stay here and ensure the services of these young doctors.

They are fools? Ever heard of nurses leaving in droves? Ever heard of the reason why bank transactions aren’t reliable and you are not certain if your transfer will go or not because IT people are leaving in large numbers? Now think about it, those people didn’t have their fees subsidised too? Now go back to your comments, still makes sense to you? You see the foolery in your comment now?

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Re: NIMSA Opposes The Brain Drain Bill (Official Statement) by veektor01(m): 2:39pm On Apr 07, 2023
What tax payers' money are you referring to?
Is education free here in Nigeria?

Is04970:
There are arguments for and against the bill but I'll tilt towards the Reps.
If you desire to practice in UK or US as a medical practitioner why not school there and pay huge fees for your training?
Why get your education in Nigeria with taxpayers money and end up not being useful for Nigeria?
The hospitals in Nigeria aren't equipped ;Yes. So also the airports, seaports, the roads are bad etc but if the country manages to train you to become a doctor it behoves on you to manage to practice there.
Re: NIMSA Opposes The Brain Drain Bill (Official Statement) by MatrixCircle: 2:40pm On Apr 07, 2023
APC is just rehearsing ......many things are coming. Soon it will be extended to nurses, sonographers, radiographers and medical lab scientists because all these ones are also moving massively of late. None of them care about federal jobs again. grin
Re: NIMSA Opposes The Brain Drain Bill (Official Statement) by Georgejeez: 2:42pm On Apr 07, 2023
lulufaj:



The nurses leaving in droves and the bank IT staff who don’t even need to write any exams leaving and making our banking system less secure we’re not trained with tax payers money yea? You people make me laugh.
One by one , we will catch them but for now we dealing with Doctors

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