The Federal Government has taken a decision to stop the inclusion of medical graduates in the National Youth Service Corps until they have been certified as medical doctors and obtain practice licence from the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN).
This move is to remove quackery and unprofessionalism in the medical practice.
This followed complaints over the level of quackery displayed by some of the Youth Corps members posted mostly to rural areas to provide medical services.
The Registrar/Chief Executive of MDCN, Dr. Abdulmumini Ibrahim, disclosed this during a press briefing on Monday in Abuja.
“There has been increasing number of personal non-grata people who are not trained impersonating as medical doctor. The NYSC has inundated us with complaints. Those who have completed their one year internship have been given certificates. Most corpers are sent to rural areas. They can only go to service upon presentation of their practice license”, he stated.