A recent call for the Federal Government of Nigeria to as a matter of urgency declare a full state of emergency in the health sector for the sake of all the Nigerian citizens has been openly made by the Taraba State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA).
Dr Bako Ali who is the state chairman had also made the call on Monday, in Jalingo, the state capital which had occurred during an interactive session with some of the media practitioners in preparation for 2022 Physician Week.
Lamenting on the ratio of doctors to patients in the state, which he put at one doctor to 10,000 patients, he had also warned that relevant actions should be taken in order to address the situation.
He gad allso expressed sadness at the alleged lukewarm attitude of the state to start the implementation of CONMESS for doctors on the state payroll.
He said the doctors are now moving to federal hospitals while those in the federal service are moving abroad over poor remuneration and condition of service.
In another report, Nigeria’s Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Dr. Adeleke Mamora have declared that the mass exodus of health workers particularly, medical doctors to foreign countries must stop vowing to do everything within its power, to stop it.
Dr. Adeleke made this vow on Thursday when a delegation of the Nigeria Medical Association (MNA) led by her President Dr. Uche Ojinmah paid a courtesy visit to him in his office today, in Abuja.
The Minister pointed out that government will continue to do everything necessary to stem the tide of mass exodus of Medical Personnel especially doctors in the country.
To this end, Dr. Adeleke said that, government will look into conditions of service of health workers in respect to their working tools and remuneration so as to encourage health workers particularly doctors in their profession.