‘Japa’: 162 Medical Doctors, 789 Nurses Have Left Kano – NMA

Hundreds of doctors and other medical personnel have left Kano State in search of greener pastures in foreign nations.
This revelation was made by the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, Kano Chapter.

It disclosed that a total of 162 medical doctors and 789 nurses have relocated to foreign countries from the state in continuation of the “Japa syndrome”.

The chairman of the association, Dr. Abdullahi Sulaiman stated this to newsmen through a press statement he personally signed.

“It is a bad situation and this is across almost all healthcare workers, not only doctors. They are leaving for Gambia, Somalia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, and many others every week,” he said.

DAILY POST reports that already, the Kano State Government is planning to employ more doctors and other medical personnel to bridge the gap.

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