Nigerian Govt Is Committed To Address Brain Drain- Ekumankama

The Minister of State for Health, Joseph Ekumankama, has stated that Nigerian government is committed to ending brain drain and medical tourism in the country.

He said this while speaking with newsmen while inaugurating various projects at the Federal Medical Centre, Ebute Meta, Lagos, he identified brain drain as the major challenge affecting the health sector currently.

The projects inaugurated by the minister included the Orthopedic and Trauma Centre, Molecular Building Complex and Oxygen gas plant including the Clinical Training Centre, Power House and Ultra-Modern Theatre.

He said, “The greatest challenge facing the sector presently is the doctors and nurses leaving the country but I want to rather encourage them to stay back seeing the effort the government is putting.

The minister commended Dr Adedamola Dada, the Medical Director of the hospital, for judiciously using the resources available to further provide infrastructures and services rendered to patients.

Dr Adedamola Dada said the hospital would continue to do its best to improve the health status of Nigerians.

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