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NMA commends Medical and Dental Council for sanitising the health sector

Bukola Afeni
The Nigerian Medical Association has commended the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria on its recent efforts at protecting the health of Nigerians.
The President of the Association, Dr Ojinmah stated this in a written communique while ensuring that persons who seek to practise medicine or dentistry in Nigeria comply with acceptable qualifications.
He stated that the Nigeria Medical Association stands with the council and urges the council to stand firm and stay through its course in sanitizing the profession.
“Adding that we shall oppose any attempt by any persons to impede the council in carrying out its regulatory activities.
The association is referring  to the recent notice on graduates from certain countries where medical education has been disrupted due to war and displacement occasions.”
He noted that Medicine and Dentistry are two Professions that are learnt through apprenticeship and require physical hands-on tutoring which is extremely difficult to effectively impart over the Internet.
“Hence the reported resort to virtual tutelage over the Internet is not acceptable anywhere in the world. Medicine and Dentistry are both science and art which require mastery of a very large body of information on one hand and hands-on skills on the other.”

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