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Nigeria lost over 11,000 nurses to developed countries in 3 years

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The Nationwide Affiliation of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) has stated that over 11, 000 nurses left the nation to developed international locations between 2019 and 2022.

 

At a press briefing which is a part of actions to commemorate this 12 months’s Worldwide Nurses Week, President of the affiliation, Michael Nnachi stated the mind drain was on account of the “horrible working situations and great struggling” of nurses in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Nnachi who revealed that over 5,000 nurses and midwives worldwide misplaced their lives in the course of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, added that the nation is witnessing scarcity of nurses due to mass migration.

 

He disclosed that there is have to put money into nursing workforce and contemplate particular wage package deal for nurses  to deal with mind drain.

 

Nnachi additionally referred to as on the Federal Ministry of Well being to control the migration of nurses and midwives to scale back the adverse results of mind drain within the nation’s well being sector.

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