Medical workers prepare to take oropharyngeal swabs from residents during a mass testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus at a park in Quezon City, suburban Manila on April 15, 2020. (Photo by Ted ALJIBE / AFP)

Dr Adeleke Mamora, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), said the Federal Government would address the conditions of service of health workers in Nigeria.

The minister said this when a delegation of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) led by the President, Dr Uche Ojinmah paid him a visit in Abuja on Thursday.

Mamora said the government would strive to improve the working conditions and remuneration of health workers, especially medical doctors.

He said the exodus of medical personnel, particularly doctors to foreign nations had to stop.

According to him, the government will do everything necessary to stem the tide of the migrating medical doctors.

Mamora pledged to defend the interest of doctors and health workers, considering their strategic importance to humanity.

He also urged the association to maintain high level integrity and conduct in line with the oath of the profession.

Earlier, Dr Ojinmah, President of the NMA, requested the minister to discuss some of the association’s challenges such as condition of service, working tools and remuneration at the FEC meeting on their behalf.

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