Japa Syndrome:  How Departments in Teaching Hospitals Are Shutting Down – MDCAN

September 12, 2023

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The Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria, MDCAN, has raised the alarm over the consequences of brain drain in the nation’s health institutions, saying some departments in the teaching hospitals are shutting down due to the high rate of brain drain (Japa).
Newly-elected President of the association, Prof. Muhammad Muhammad who disclosed this while briefing newsmen at the end of MDCAN’s 13th Biennial Delegates meeting and scientific conference in Kano, lamented that no fewer than 500 specialist doctors with specialty in teaching had migrated.

According to Prof. Muhammad, “The survey we conducted some two years ago shows that, about 500 specialist doctors have left Nigeria.

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