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Nigerian Doctors, Among Best In The World, UNTH CMD, Prof Onodugo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chief Medical Director of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, UNTH, ituku Ozalla, Enugu State, South East Nigeria, Professor . Obinna Onodugo, has rated Nigerian Medical Doctors among the best in the world.

Speaking at a symposium organized by the Enugu branch of the Association of Catholic Medical Doctors in Enugu yesterday, Prof. Onodugo, said that Nigerians who travel abroad for medicare do so because of better facilities and not because of the competence of Nigerian doctors and health personnel.

African Examiner reports that the theme for this year’s symposium is “Financial planning: exploring alternative sources of income.

He stated that his survey on the performance of medical doctors globally revealed that Nigerians are among the best in the world as healthcare providers in America, Europe, South America, Asia and other parts of Africa continue to recruit them in large numbers.

The UNTH boss however, identified poor wages, inadequate facilities and low incentives as some of the major problems facing healthcare personnel in the country, adding that an increased budget allocation to the health sector was overdue.

While warning doctors against greed, Prof. Obinna Onodugo submitted that “we have that morale responsibility to practice the profession of medicine as Catholics in accordance with God’s doctrines”.

In his remarks, the Medical director of the National orthopaedic Hospital, Enugu, Dr. Cajetan Nwadinigwe, regretted that in recent time the fortunes of doctors had been dwindling and challenged them to tuned themselves to meet current challenges.

He advised doctors, especially the younger ones, to invest on property and avoid luxury items like cars, stressing that the value goes down the next minute.

Earlier,  chairman  of the Association, prof. Bede Chidozie Ibe, had explained that one of the objectives that informed the theme of the Symposium was to bring entrepreneurship to the preview of the Nigerian doctors, adding that it was important to strengthen the level of entrepreneurial education of the Nigerian doctor.

According to prof. Ibe, former deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Nigeria, Enugu-Campus UNEC, “we want to increase the capacity of the doctor to see the length and breadth of the opportunities that exist within the larger economy that may bring about professional as well as financial reward and hopefully bring about the much desired satisfaction in doctor’s life”.

Papers on financial planning by Sir Chijioke Mbagwu, was delivered by Chukwu Rosemary while that on “the doctor as a sole entrepreneur was presented by the Provost of the College of Medicine, Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Prof. Frank Ezugwu, as well as Obinna Madukwe whose lecture centered on Stress-Free retirement plan.

The event attracted the cream of medical Profession and the clergy from within and outside the country, including Emeritus Prof. Frank Akpuaka, the Chaplain, Rev. Fr, Kenneth Obodoagu, Prof. Onah, the CMD ESUT Parklane Hospital Enugu, Medical director of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Enugu, Dr. Monday Igwe, who was represented by a Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr. Nok Obayi, as well as Medical Students from the Enugu State University of Science and technology (ESUT) and the University of Nigeria Nsukka.


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