The Federal Government has said that the mass exodus of medical personnel particularly, medical doctors to foreign countries must stop.
Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Dr. Adeleke Mamora stated this when a delegation of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) led by her President Dr. Uche Ojinmah paid a courtesy visit to him in his office in Abuja.
The Minister explained that government will do everything necessary to stem the tide of the mass exodus of medical personnel especially doctors in the country.
Adeleke added that government will look into conditions of service of health workers with respect to their working tools and remuneration so as 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.
He, however, enjoined the Association to maintain a high level of integrity and conduct, in line with the 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 their visit.
Earlier, the President of the 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 the condition of service, working tools, and remuneration at the Federal Executive Council Meeting (FEC) on her behalf.