Edo State Branch Chairman, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Prof Afekhide Omoti, has decried the alarming rate of brain drain in the health sector, particularly, amongst medical doctors, saying poor incentive and motivation had been identified as a key factor responsible.
Speaking at the Nigerian Medical Association(NMA) Edo State Branch, 2016 Annual General Meeting /Scientific Conference with theme: “Medical Practice in a Depressed Economy”; Omoti said the AGM was to x-ray the challenges in the health sector, as well as proffer solutions.
Omoti who lamented the frequent disruption of services as a result of industrial actions by the various groups of healthcare professionals, also frowned at the unnecessary and unhealthy struggle for supremacy by various paramedical practitioners.
He appealed to the Edo State Government for the payment of competitive salaries to doctors in its employ when the New Central Hospital complex in Benin city, the state capital, became operational.
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