Following the brain drain issue in the Nigerian health sector, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Medical Services, Ondo, Ondo State, Prof. Adesegun Fatusi, has lamented the insufficiency of graduate nurses across the country.
He noted that many of the trained nurses had left the country for greener pastures in another country.
The don stated this during the second induction of professional nurses who recently graduated from the university. No fewer than 71 of the graduates were inducted into the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.
He was represented at the occasion by the deputy VC academics, Prof. Roseangela Nwuba.
The VC said, “Well-trained nurses left the country for greener pastures abroad which makes the need for appropriate nursing care reduced across the nation”,
Welcoming the inductees, Secretary-Generaleral and Registrar of Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria, Dr Faruk Umar Abubakar lauded the university for working excellently in grooming young nurses, urging the institution to keep the flag flying.
A senior lecturer at Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti , Dr Cecilia Bello, said that nurses must continue to recognise the importance of their collaboration with other members of the healthcare team to sustain teamwork in ensuring the best outcomes for patients.
Bello, who is also the guest speaker at the occasion said, “Members of healthcare must take advantage of the variety of knowledge, skills, and abilities available among disciplines, and embrace the attitude that promotes teamwork the for best patient health outcomes.”