President Buhari Muhammadu has lamented the brain drain the country’s health sector, saying the exodus of doctors and nurses from West African countries was detrimental to the health needs of citizens.
Mr Buhari spoke at a recent event in Abuja on Tuesday. “This problem (of inadequate health facilities) is further exacerbated by the significant brain drain experienced by the continent. The flight of doctors and nurses to other continents has resulted in a significant gap between the required treatments for NCDs and the available treatments and care,” Mr Buhari was quoted as saying in a statement by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina.
President Muhammadu Buhari said a stronger partnership with the private sector will help in improving health facilities and access in the country, adding that a nation needs a healthy population to prosper.