#IntheNews: Healthcare Delivery And ‘Surplus Doctors’

Following public outrage, the Minister of Labour, Dr Chris Ngige has walked back on his dismissive statement that the rate at which Nigerian doctors emigrate is a positive development for the country. “We have a surplus…If you have a surplus, you export…They (doctors) go out, sharpen their skills, earn money and send them back home here. We have foreign exchange earnings from them. Indians are doing it,” Ngige had said while responding to a question on Channels Television last week. But the claim flies in the face of available statistics from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
 
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Release Date: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019