NMA laments dearth of doctors, health personnel in Ondo

Ondo state medical association chapter, urges, the governor of Ondo state “Mr Rotimi Akeredolu” to help in providing a solution, to the limitation and insufficient health personnels, espcially, the doctors in the state health sectors.

According to what the association said; due to the poor condition of the medical equipments and service, made the Doctors left, which made their actions poses a negative effects on the health sector of the state.

Doctor Stella Adegbehingbe, who is the Head of the association, made this statement, while speaking on the 2021 Physicians’ Week of the association in Akure the state capital.

He said;

“The impact of the exodus of doctors healthcare workers to the neighbouring states and beyond is unimaginable. We now have fewer doctors and nurses to attend to an ever-increasing population.

“This year has been filled with a lot of challenges and crises in the health sector of the state and in our country coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The crisis in the state health sector has been worsening by the irregular percentage of salaries being paid and the hostile work environment. This has resulted in the withdrawal of services at different times and a mass exodus of doctors and other health care workers.

“We salute the courage and commitment of our colleagues and other healthcare workers who are still committed to giving their best to the good people of the state despite all these challenges.”

The chairman also implore the state Governor to provide a conductive environment and necessary equipments, for the members to use, while delivering their service.

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