Scarcity of Medical Professionals in Nigerian Hospitals Reaches Critical Point

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A report highlights the critical shortage of medical professionals in Nigerian hospitals, with major teaching and general hospitals struggling to find enough personnel. The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) attributes the situation to subpar working conditions. The closure of a ward at a teaching hospital in Osun State due to personnel shortages is also revealed. The exodus of doctors and nurses relocating abroad is causing a decline in the country's healthcare workforce.

A report by Sahara Reporters indicates that the scarcity of medical professionals across essential Nigerian healthcare facilities has reached a critical point, with major teaching and general hospitals grappling with a shortage of personnel.

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) highlighted the dire situation, attributing it to subpar working conditions and theConfirming the severity of the issue, the NARD revealed the closure of a ward at the Behavioral Science/Psychiatry section of the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH) in Ile Ife, Osun State, due to acute personnel shortages. This revelation follows the recent alarm raised by the House of Representatives Committee on Health, expressing concern over the exodus of Nigerian doctors and nurses relocating abroad, causing a significant decline in the country’s healthcare workforce. Due to insufficient personnel, the committee flagged the closure of five wards, totalling 150 beds, at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH

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