Nigeria’s foremost tertiary health institution, the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan is being hit with exodus of 600 health workers in the last one year.
At least, 15 nurses, doctors and pharmacists, among others, exit UCH on a weekly basis.
The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of UCH, Prof. Abiodun Otegbayo, yesterday confirmed resignation of clinicians.
He said: “Every week, I signed resignation letters of 15 health workers at the institution, who are mostly clinicians, that is, nurses, doctors and pharmacists, among others.”
The CMD called for removal of bottlenecks in replacing workforce due to mass exodus of health workers.
He spoke at a news conference marking the 65th Founder’s Day celebration of UCH in Ibadan.