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40,000 Children To Benefit From NOA’s Free Eye Treatment

40,000 Children To Benefit From NOA’s Free Eye Treatment

Children's Health, NEWS
As part of activities to mark its 50th anniversary, the Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA) has concluded plans to offer free quality eye care services to over 40,000 children nationwide. At the launch of the Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, the national president of the association, Dr Damian Echendu, said the initiative was to help in correcting errors of refraction aimed at improving eyesight and also to reduce avoidable blindness among children. He said the initiative “My Sight, My Right” is a Corporate Social Responsibility project of Nigerian Optometric Association targeted at increasing access to free and comprehensive eye examination. Echendu in a statement made available to journalists after the launch of the initiative in Owerri, the Imo State capital, recently  sa
40,000 Of 75,000 Registered Nigerian Doctors Practice Abroad – NMA

40,000 Of 75,000 Registered Nigerian Doctors Practice Abroad – NMA

NEWS
The Nigerian Medical Association, Lagos State Chapter, on Thursday said exodus of doctors from Nigeria had reached an alarming proportion, and called for improved health sector funding to discourage it. The Chairman chapter, Dr Olumuyiwa Odusote, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that more than 40,000 of the 75,000 registered Nigerian doctors, were practising abroad while 70 per cent in the country were thinking of picking jobs outside. “The health crisis in Nigeria is unprecedented as the mass exodus hits an alarming proportion. “ Already, it takes a new patient two to three hours to see a doctor. “Over 100 doctors have resigned from the University College Hospital, Ibadan, this year; about 800 doctors resigned from Lagos State hospitals in the last two years, and over 50
40,000 Of 75,000 Registered Nigerian Doctors Practice Abroad – NMA

40,000 Of 75,000 Registered Nigerian Doctors Practice Abroad – NMA

NEWS
The Nigerian Medical Association, Lagos State Chapter, on Thursday said exodus of doctors from Nigeria had reached an alarming proportion, and called for improved health sector funding to discourage it. The Chairman chapter, Dr Olumuyiwa Odusote, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that more than 40,000 of the 75,000 registered Nigerian doctors, were practising abroad while 70 per cent in the country were thinking of picking jobs outside. “The health crisis in Nigeria is unprecedented as the mass exodus hits an alarming proportion. “Already, it takes a new patient two to three hours to see a doctor. “Over 100 doctors have resigned from the University College Hospital, Ibadan, this year; about 800 doctors resigned from Lagos State hospitals in the last two years, and over 50