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Over 10,000 Nigerian-Trained Medical Doctors Now Practicing In UK Says Nigerian Medical Association

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The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says Nigeria is now battling with its worst situation of brain drain in history, as no fewer than 10, 296 Nigerian-trained doctors are currently practicing in United Kingdom.

Dr Uche Ojinmah, the National President of the association, raised the concern on Monday amidst other issues at a press briefing to mark the 2022 Physicians’ Week in Ibadan.

Ojinmah, represented by Dr Wale Lasisi, the NMA Chairman in Oyo State, said: “Currently, Nigeria has the third highest number of foreign doctors working in the UK after India and Pakistan.

Ojinmah also expressed dissatisfaction over the welfare of members amidst lack of facilities and infrastructure.

The association president, however, sent condolences to citizens affected by the flooding in some parts of the country.

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