A Nigerian doctor has taken to his twitter handle to tweet that the rate at which nurses are leaving the country is alarming as compared to that of the doctors.

Current statistics show that 1 in 4 doctors, and 10 in 20 nurses, trained in Africa are currently working in developed countries, and many are on the verge of leaving.

In Nigeria alone,  Nurses are leaving the country on a daily basis . The factor responsible for this is the deplorable working conditions of nurses,  poor remuneration,  monopoly of the healthcare industry by their doctor counterparts , bastardized public image of the profession,  poor Nurse to patients ratio amongst others.

If this trend is allowed to Continue without any policy to savage the situation,  Nigerians will visit hospitals one day and won’t see any Nurse on ground to attend to them.

See the tweetschats below.

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Updated: April 19, 2019 — 4:19 pm

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Oluwatosin Kehinde

Born some decades ago, Odunayo is one of the Young but inspiring Nigerian Nurses making strategic waves in the 21st century Nursing profession. To many, Nursing is a calling, but to Nrs. Kethz as fondly called by friends, Nursing is by birth as he was born and bred in the family of Nurses. Growing up this way exposed him to the many challenges of Nurses at an early stage of life and he decided to change the narative by choosing Nursing as a career as against medicine his dad wanted him to study. During his early academic years, he was an active member of the press club, mentored by great writers and journalists before he later won the award of the "BEST NEWS CASTER OF THE YEAR". He's the Editor-in-chief, Nigerian Nursing Times, Nigerian first ever digital Nursing magazine which is also a publication of Fellow Nurses Africa. Oluwatosin Kehinde is a social media health influencer, motivational speaker, life coach, writer, author, Nurse-Journalist and Registered Nurse. As a blogger, he blogs at, he holds a bachelor's degree of Nursing science from the prestigious Ladoke Akintola University Of Techonology Ogbomosho , Oyo State , Nigeria. He's told his colleagues to address him simply as the FATHER OF MODERN NURSING severally but they wouldn't listen. He therefore settles for the Editor in chief/CEO Follow Nurses Africa.

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  1. I think u shud mind ur Bussiness

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