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FG sets to stop mass exodus of health professionals

NEWS DIGEST – The Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Dr Adeleke Mamora, has said that the mass exodus of medical personnel, particularly medical doctors, to foreign countries must stop.

Mamora made this known when a delegation of the Nigeria Medical Association (MNA) led by its president, Dr Uche Ojinmah, paid a courtesy visit to him in his office in Abuja on Friday.

The minister assured that the government would do everything necessary to stem the tide of a mass exodus of medical personnel, especially doctors, from the country.

Adding that, the government will look into the conditions of service of health workers concerning their working tools and remuneration to encourage health workers, particularly doctors, in their profession.

He promised to defend the interests of doctors and health workers because of their importance to humanity. He enjoined the Association to maintain a high level of integrity and conduct in line with their oath of the profession.

The minister stated that the Federal Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation will always collaborate with the association in scientific matters and appreciated the association for her visit.

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