Vice chancellor of the University of Medical Sciences (UNIMED), Prof Adesegun Fatusi, has expressed worry over increasing cases of doctors and other healthcare workers leaving the country for greener pastures.
Prof Fatusi who said the Nigerian government should not continue to train nurses and doctors, for them to end up in Europe, noted that the government needs to come up with a policy statement that will discourage such a move.
Speaking in Akure, the Ondo State capital during the monthly programme, Circuit, organised by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ondo State Radiovision Corporation (OSRC) chapel, the VC lamented that nurses, doctors and other medical personnel who are trained at very affordable fee end up going abroad, without the country gaining anything from them.
According to him, there is a need for these sets of medical professionals to work for the country before they are released to travel out.
While disclosing that the first set of medical students in the university will graduate by the first quarter of 2023, he said the next convocation exercise of the institution has been postponed to the first quarter of 2023, to accommodate the medical students.