The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has said the number of medical doctors in the country decreases daily, adding that only about Ten Thousand resident doctors are left.
The President of the association, Dr Emeka Orji, stated this during an interview with with journalists on Monday, saying about Hundred resident doctors leave the country monthly to seek greener pastures.
He added that the country has about Twenty-Four Thousand doctors, including the consultants, resident doctors, house officers, and medical officers.
Dr Emeka said out of the over 80,000 doctors registered, about 64 percent are not in service; some have emigrated out of the country, some have retired, others have changed to other professions and others have died.
The NARD president also noted that the major causes of the emigration were poor remuneration, poor welfare, and lack of housing schemes.