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MDCN inducts 477 foreign trained doctors

Administration of oath to the Foreign Trained Medical and Dental doctors

The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, MDCN has urged Nigeria Doctors to be weary of migrating overseas for practice, otherwise called japa.

The Registrar of the council, Dr Tajudeen Sanusi who stated this at the induction of 477 foreign trained medical and Dental Graduates, urged them to put the interest of the country first while considering traveling overseas.

He said some of the medical personnel that left the country have long regretted their action as they are experiencing challenges and all forms of marginalization overseas.

“If you go out, have a mission. You can avail yourself with the best facilities there in terms of training, but always remember that there is no other country than your home, and think of coming back. Assuming your teachers decide not to come back, who will train those in the country. So the issue of jakpa will not do any body good. Those who are there, some of them are already regretting.  So we want to advice that when you go abroad to practice medicine,  always have it in mind that you need to come back here and render healthcare to your people at home” Dr Sanusi stated.

He said the induction was significant in the sense that the Medical and Dental graduates were trained abroad, and have gone through series of assessments in the country before qualifying to be inducted into Nigeria’s Medical Practice.

Dr Sanusi explained that the assessment and examination was to ensure that the inductees align with the standard of knowledge and skills required for any person seeking to be a member of the Medical and Dental profession in Nigeria.

The Registrar explained that the Nigerian trained Doctors were the best all over the world and are being sought after across the world due to the standard MDCN maintains in their training.

Dr Sanusi said the disciplinary panel of the MDCN does not hesitate to sanction any practitioner found guilty in the course of practice.

Chairman of Occasion, and Past Chairman of MDCN, Prof Shima Gyoh urged the inductees to see the medical professional as a service to the people and not to make money.

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, advised the inductees to see the medical profession as a service to humanity, whereby they are expected to sacrifice, encourage, and educate their patients.

High point of the event was administration of oath of medical and Dental profession and swearing of the 477 Foreign trained Medical and Dental Graduates.

Reporting by Maureen Eke, editing by Daniel Adejo