The Chief Medical Officer of the University of Ibadan Hospital, Prof. Jesse Otegbayo, has disclosed that about 661 clinical staff resigned from 2020 to October 15, 2022 to relocate to other countries, resulting in this situation. from the hospital
He made the call on Monday in Ibadan to mark the 65th foundation day of the hospital.
Otegbayo said: “Every week, I receive about 15 resignation letters; there are more nurses than doctors and pharmacists. The movement of health workers will continue for a while, I must admit, but the consequences will not be good for Nigeria, because in the next five years, we will feel full.’
However, he stated that the Federal Ministry of Health has already created committees to study the retention of health workers.
According to him, the committee of CMDs of tertiary hospitals has also made suggestions to various committees in this regard, among other things, asking the government to ensure full replacement of the retrenched staff.
Otegbayo said the hospital’s challenges in providing training, research and health services include the high cost of diesel for continuous electricity supply from the national grid, bureaucratic hurdles in replacing existing staff and negative perception and high public expectations.
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