The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), has said the country was in dire need of more medical doctors to adequately meet the health needs of the teeming population.
Registrar MDCN, Tajudeen Sanusi, made this known yesterday during an assessment examination conducted by the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB), for over 900 graduates who had undergone medical and dental trainings outside the country, to assess their level of competence.
Sanusi, who noted that it would be a thing of joy if all the students would pass the assessment and be licensed to practice thereby increasing the number of doctors in the country, however, maintained that the council would not compromise on its standards.
“We have about 903 candidates in a whole. If all 900 can pass l am okay because we need more medical doctors in Nigeria. We do not have enough doctors in the country but that does not mean we should trade quality for quantity,” he said.