Personnel: Health Sector Receives Only 50% Returns On Investment, Says NSSF

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The Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund says Nigeria’s healthcare system is in crisis as it currently receives only 50% of its investment; in the training of health workers, especially doctors.

The NSSF boss called on individuals and organisations to partner with NSSF to strengthen the healthcare system in Nigeria.
According to a communiqué, the discussion had in attendance the Director, Department of Health Planning Research and Statistics, Dr. Ngozi Azodoh; the immediate past President of the Nigeria Medical Association and Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Health Science;, Otukpo, Benue, Prof Innocent Ujah, among others.

The NSSF CEO said, “The Nigerian healthcare is currently receiving only 50% returns on its investment in training healthcare workers; particularly doctors, since data shows only 50 per cent of registered doctors are practicing in Nigeria.

Speaking on behalf of the government, Azodoh disclosed the government’s efforts at solving the problem of brain drain. These, she said, included examining the statistics and push factors, embarking on reforms chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, negotiation for better pay and infrastructure, among others.

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