Some  members of the Nigeria medical  association paid a courtesy call on the House of Assembly Committee on Health, the NMA Chairman of Niger State, Mr. Mustapha Yahaya, disclosed this on Monday in Minna that The Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, in Niger says the ratio of doctors to patients in the state was one to 9,000, as against one to 600 recommended by the World Health Organization, WHO, and he “We have always drawn the attention of the government to the fact that doctors are inadequate‎ in Niger, and “We have always made reference to WHO,

which recommends one doctor to 600 people. Here, it is one doctor to 9,000 people. According to him, there are currently 450 doctors in the state, with many of them already leaving “due to poor remuneration”, and He urged the state government to fully implement the National Health Bill passed into law in 2014, saying that it would guarantee universal health access to all.

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