The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) says 4,000 (four thousand) of its members are set to disengage their services in the country.
This came as the association expressed worries over government’s nonchalant attitudes to members’ salaries, welfare and other deserved packages, the country may be heading to a point where it would have no doctors anymore.
The national president of NARD, Dr. Emeka Orji, told reporters on Sunday that one doctor is at the moment attending to 10,000 (ten thousand) patients. This, he noted, was far above the World Health Organisation, (W.H.O’s) recommended ratio of one doctor to 600 patients.
NARD revealed that Nigeria had already lost 2,000 doctors to the outside world in the last two years and tasked the government to halt the drift by doing the needful to avoid what it called disaster in the nation’s health sector.