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Migration Of Doctors From Nigeria Worries Unical Vc

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Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar in Cross River State, Prof. Zana Akpagu, has charged the newly inducted medical doctors of the university to stay put in Nigeria as to contribute their quota to the development of the nation’s health sector.
Akpagu stated this during the 50th physicians’ oath taking ceremony at the institution’s international conference centre where he stressed the need for the new doctors to practice their profession in the Nigeria owing to the dearth of doctors and other health professionals in the country.
Saying that over the years, Nigeria had witnessed massive migration of medical doctors to other countries in pursuit of greener pasture, he urged them to see their induction as a call to serve humanity, charging them to respect the ethics of their profession and shun anything capable of jeopardizing their future.
Also speaking at the event, Provost of the College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Prof. Victor Ansa, thanked the vice chancellor for the massive support given to the college adding that the standard he created had contributed to the achievements recorded by the college, especially in the area of training of the doctors.
He further told the inductees to embrace discipline, humility and be open to learn from their senior colleagues in the profession. “You are welcome to the real world of the practice of medicine and I urge you to be humble and learn from your teachers and senior, ”he told the fresh doctors
Also speaking, the Registrar, Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, Dr. Tajudeen Sanusi advised the new doctors to adhere strictly to professional ethics, emphasising that they owed it to the society to be of good conduct.
“Your induction is a call to services of humanity, you must adhere strictly to the code of medical ethics, violation of which may cause you to be victim before the medical organs of council.”
He called for a robust synergy between the college of medical Sciences, University of Calabar and the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital in the onerous task of training doctors.

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