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FG Vows To Stop Mass Exodus Of Medical Personnel To Foreign Countries

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The Federal Government has vowed to do everything necessary to stem the tide of mass exodus of Medical Personnel especially doctors in the country leaving for other countries.

Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Adeleke Mamora stated this when a delegation of the Nigeria Medical Association (MNA) led by its President Dr. Uche Ojinmah paid him a courtesy visit in his office , in Abuja.

A press statement made available to Channel Network Afrique by a director of press in the ministry, Atora Obed quoted the minister as saying that, government will look into conditions of service of health workers in respect to their working tools and remuneration in order to encourage health workers particularly doctors in their profession.

He promised to defend the interest of doctors and health workers because of their importance to humanity.

The minister further enjoined the Association to maintain high level of integrity and conduct, in line with its oath of profession.

Mamora stated that Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation will always collaborate with the Association, in scientific matters and appreciated the Association for the visit.

Earlier, the President of Nigerian Medical Association, Dr. Uche Ojinmah, said that they came to felicitate with the minister on his new appointment as the Honourable Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation.

He also, requested the minister to discuss some of the Association’s challenges such as condition of service, working tools and remuneration in Federal Executive Council Meeting (FEC) on its behalf.

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