Federal Government to tackle brain drain in Health Sector.

Written by on March 6, 2022

The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, has reiterated Federal Government’s resolve to find a lasting solution to the brain drain syndrome that has plagued the health sector for many years.

Speaking at the investiture of Professor Akinsanya Olayide Osibogun as the 22nd President of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria, Mamora said the ministry is confident that the Health Sector Reform Committee headed by Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo would come up with a holistic report that would address the challenges in the health sector.

According to him, the ministry would collaborate with the college on key areas such as special funding for the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria to accelerate training of specialists to deal with the current wave of brain drain and rapid deployment of simulation equipment and support for the proposed regional training centres to further strengthen residency training.

Mamora said the investiture of Osibogun as president marks a significant milestone in the life and development of the college, urging the newly elected president to continue to maintain the standard of the college in terms of training and research.

He appealed to the new leadership to create greater collaboration and linkages with sister colleges within Africa and beyond to widen the recognition base of the fellows of the college in the global medical community.

Anthony Samuel

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