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UCH Worried Over Exodus Of Medical Doctors

UCH Worried Over Exodus Of Medical Doctors

UCH Worried Over Exodus Of Medical Doctors

The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan says it is worried over the exodus of medical doctors and other health workers from Nigeria’s foremost Teaching Hospital.

Since October 2020, a total of 600 doctors and other health workers, who are clinical staff have left the hospital.

The UCH Chief Medical Director, Professor Abiodun Otegbayo, made this known on Monday at a news conference to mark the hospital’s 65th founders day celebration.

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Professor Otegbayo said he signed an average of 15 resignation letters every week, adding that most of them were doctors, pharmacists and nurses.

The medical director said that bureaucracy in Federal Ministry of Health has been making it difficult for the teaching hospital to replace those who resigned their appointments.

Last Sunday, the UK High Commission in Nigeria said it was in talks with Federal Government on the exodus of Nigerians, particularly doctors and nurses to the UK.

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