Minister of health, Ehanire Osagie has told doctors seeking to relocate that to other countries to reconsider their decision as they won’t be paid hazard allowance in countries like UK.
Ehanire who insisted that they are working out a better welfare package for doctors in the country, expressed surprise over a recent report of 58 doctors who were prevented from leaving the country for the UK.
He added that he is not aware if the doctors eventually left the country. Ehanire said;
“We were all surprised to hear that they were at the airport. I think somehow or the other, it was irregular in that many of them did not have visas. I don’t know what evidence you have, maybe it’s a rumour that they have now left the country, I don’t know, but nobody should be leaving the country without visa.
“Those who have been trained by scholarship and they’re on a job have a moral responsibility to give back. Even now, we have large numbers of Nigerian doctors in the UK, in the…
Source: Linda Ikeji