The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors, has said that Nigeria lost about 2800 resident doctors over a period of two years.
National President of the Association, Dr. Innocent Orji said this during a three-day National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Uyo on Saturday.
He stated that the number does not include consultants and other doctors, and the implication is that 100 resident doctors leave Nigeria every month.
“We did a study in September last year and we came up with facts that in a two year period, we lost 2000 resident doctors. From January to August of 2022, we lost 800 doctors that is to say we lose 100 doctors every month. I always say, as politicians are playing politics they should also pay attention to governance because it will come to a time when they will finish elections in February and March, and come back to find out that there are no doctors again,” he said.