The Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) has said that it would take the country about 10 years to replace the vacuum left behind by medical personnel who have left the country for greener pastures.
This was just as the body added that just about two years ago, information available revealed that no fewer than 500 medical personnel had migrated out of the country.
The newly elected President of MDCAN, Professor Muhammad Aminu Muhammed, disclosed this to pressmen on Sunday in Kano after reading the communique issued at the end of the Biennial Delegates Meeting ( DDM) of the MDCAN held at the Efficient Event Centre Kano.
Prof. Muhammad stated that “in a survey conducted two years ago, which is an objective result from only less than 50 per cent of the chapters that we have and responded to we found out that about 500 patient Doctors had left the country.
“These were professional doctors involved in teaching and nurturing new generation in medical and also training specialist noting that this migration still continues at an alarming rate,” he said
He however disclosed that “if there is no improvement in the current condition, in terms of emoluments, working condition, security aspect, it would be very difficult to prevent people from migrating out of the country”
However, in the communique read before the newsmen, Prof. Muhammad said “Nigerian healthcare system is facing a myriad of challenges that include poor financing, brain drain, inadequate healthcare facilities, obsolete equipment, and poor and inadequate insurance coverage.
“The challenges of brain drain in the health sector have remained unabated with the migration of highly skilled healthcare professionals not only out of Africa but also to the neighbouring West African countries.
“Teaching and clinical roles as medical and dental specialists are crucial to the attainment of Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs) in Nigeria.
“The country has continued to produce the finest and highest numbers of clinical experts in sub-Saharan Africa, with our graduates both at the basic and postgraduate levels breaking records worldwide.
“Medical Education is under threat, mainly due to the large numbers of specialists and trainers migrating to other climes. A number of universities presently have less training quota than the manpower and infrastructure in the institution can effectively train.
“Reading some solutions to the myriad of challenges the body is facing, Prof Muhammad said that the Government should organize all the necessary stakeholders towards revitalization and revamping of Nigeria’s healthcare system for the provision of affordable and accessible healthcare delivery in the country.”
The Government is urged to, as a matter of urgency, provide holistic solutions to the challenges of brain drain, which should include incentives that encourage retention of the already depleted health care human resource in Nigeria.
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Video: I Don’t Tell People I’m Mohbad’s Mother Because He Was Scared I Would Be Killed — Mohbad’s Mother Opens Up
Mohbad’s mother has disclosed the life her son was forced to live due to the physical attacks and bullying he was subjected to after he left Marlian Music.
Speaking in an interview with TVC, Promise Aloba, the late singer’s mother recalled how he took good care of her and always wanted to have her around.
Below is a translation from her interview, which was granted in Yoruba:
“I don’t tell people I’m Mohbad’s mother, because he was scared I might get kidnapped or killed.
“I’ve spent just five months in the new house he rented for me, he even visited me 3 times. He took me out of where I was living before to Ikorodu, he said he wanted to be visiting me from time to time.
“He just rented a huge space comprising of 3 shops for me. I’m yet to open it. He gave me money that I used to buy 2 big freezers and a big generator. The day he died, he promised to send N5 million so I can buy goods to stock up.
“His wife said she’ll come and meet me, that I should get someone that will support me because we cannot buy the goods at once, that it will take us 3 days to buy all the goods.
“But now I’m scared, I can’t go back to Ikorodu, I called someone to help me rent the shop out and give me the money. My son did not enjoy himself, he lived in fear. He did not enjoy himself.
“Whenever I visit him here, he sits right there and I’ll sit with him, then take him upstairs to sleep but he’ll be shaking his head. I even thought all those problems and attacks had stopped, but when they beat him again recently after he dropped his EP, I said these people haven’t left you, and he usually went to the police station to report, because I witnessed it twice.
“I spent 10 days with him, I did not know he was going to die. I left on Saturday and he died on Monday. And the reason I left on Saturday was because he had a show, he begged, begged, and begged me not to leave. So I told him that won’t he allow me to go to church on Sunday, that I’ve missed church for two weeks and I needed to go and pray because I’m losing myself. It was the church that I mentioned that made him let me go.
“Because him and his wife were pranking me, I told him that I was going, but because he didn’t want me to go, he delayed giving me my feeding money because he knows I’ll leave if he gives me the money. Normally, he gives me feeding allowance every month.”
Watch her speak in the video below.
UNGA 78: Tinubu Harps On Sustainable Environment For Investment In Africa
President Bola Tinubu has emphasised the importance of creating a sustainable environment for investment opportunities in Agriculture to strive in Africa to achieve food security in the continent.
Tinubu said this at the High-Level Meeting on “Attracting investments in Land Restoration, Food Systems, and Rural Transformation in Africa”.
It was organised by the African Union Development Agency-New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUDA-NEPAD) Nigeria on the sidelines of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
NAN reports that the event was organised by AUDA-NEPAD Nigeria Secretariat in collaboration with its counterpart AUDA-NEPAD Continental.
The event was aimed at exploring innovation solutions, investment opportunities, and partnerships to enhance productivity, resilience, and sustainability in African agriculture, focusing on smallholder farmers.
Tinubu, who was represented by Sen. Abdulaziz Yar’dua, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Nigerian Army, stressed the need for smallholder farmers in Nigeria and the continent at large to access financing to boost farming.
Tinubu also lamented the impact of poor governance and insecurity on agriculture in the continent.
“In Africa today one of the biggest factors inhibiting agricultural practices is the issue of poor governance by our fellow states, which has taken its toll on so many developments in Africa.
“It’s important to highlight this point because most of the inhibiting factors, I believe, are manifestations of this poor governance.
“And this has led to conflicts and political instability in most of Africa or some of the African countries.
“These regions that are affected by these conflicts and political instability, of course, cannot be said to be able to have any agricultural activities because this will disrupt it and it will lead to food insecurity,’’ he said.
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