Bayelsa Govt calls for patriotism as Resident Doctors meet in Yenagoa


Brain Drain: Bayelsa Govt Calls for patriotism as Resident Doctors meet in Yenagoa

By Samuel Oyadongha – Yenagoa

Bayelsa State government has appealed to medical doctors and other health practitioners to show more patriotism by joining forces with progressive elements in the country to turn around the health sector.

The state governor, Senator Douye made the appeal while declaring open the annual conference of the Association of Resident Doctors, Federal Medical Centre Chapter, at the Bayelsa Medical University in Yenagoa.

Speaking on t

he conference theme, “Brain Drain and Residency Training Programme in Nigeria: The Way Forward,” he urged doctors and other professionals to make necessary sacrifices in building the country.

Represented by his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, the governor pointed out that though the government has not done enough in terms of their remuneration and welfare, health personnel rank among better-paid workers in the country.

He insisted that the conditions under which doctors work have relatively improved compared to…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper