The special adviser to President BOLA TINUBU on public health matters, SALMA ANAS, said the president is worried about the brain drain of medical professionals in the country.
ANAS said this at the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria 2023 conferences in Abuja.
She said the present administration is determined to reverse the Japa syndrome in the medical field in the country and retain the country’s professionals.
According to her, part of the commitment of the present administration is to reverse that trend and retain the medical experts in Nigeria, not just through salaries and allowances but the working environment.
Also speaking, the National President of the Association of Medical Laboratory of Nigeria, BASSEY BASSEY explained efforts being made to stop quackery in the health sector.
The association said the body, in collaboration with other partners have shut down many unregistered laboratories to reduce wrong diagnosis and other illegal activities in the country.
The laboratory scientists also noted that plans are underway to begin the process of manufacturing equipment and other needed essential medical items in Nigeria.