Dr Osagie Ehanire, The Minister of Health has stated that the Federal Government will make sure doctors are discouraged from traveling abroad.
Osagie disclosed that the government will provide all necessary incentives to make migration unattractive for the medical experts.
He said this on Friday in Abuja after some works were inspected on the newly structured cancer centre at the National Hospital, Abuja.
“I have heard the challenges of doctors leaving the county. We have plans to provide better funding for our hospitals in Nigeria and make such migration unattractive,” he stated.
H-Forbes gathered that the minister also commended about the performance of the hospital during the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, pledging that the government will do everything possible to ensure that doctors will prefer to remain and work in Nigeria.
The Minister spoke further, advising the management of the hospital to spend wisely, properly maintain the facilities when completing and seeking any form of alternative sources of funding.
Dr Osagie praised the hospital administrators for its quick services to patients and advised them to be ready for a likely resurgence of the COVID-19 outbreak as other international countries are now experiencing resurgence of the deadly virus.
“Schools are resuming, citizens are traveling in and out of the country so we must be ready for any emergency COVID-19 outbreak.” he advised.
Dr Jaf Momoh, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital also spoke, stating that the hospital has introduced incentives to encourage medical personnel to stay in the country.