FG Plans Foreign Training for Select Doctors

Written by on March 4, 2024

Minister of State for Health and Social Welfare, Dr Tunji Alausa, says the Federal Government is planning to send some medical personnel abroad for training in certain specialties to check medical tourism and enhancing research.

Alausa said the Federal Ministry of Health was working with the National Postgraduate Medical College, Ijanikin, Lagos State towards the plan.

The Health Minister spoke in Lagos at the weekend during the investiture of Dr Peter Ebeigbe as the 23rd President of the National Postgraduate Medical College, Ijanikin.

Delivering a speech at the ceremony, Alausa said the ministry was developing new curricula to solve the challenges in the health sector.

Speaking during his address,  Ebeigbe lamented the dwindling earnings of medical professors and consultants compared to their counterparts in the Middle East.

He noted that the major reason medical professionals in the country migrated abroad was for economic reasons while calling for urgent economic intervention.


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