Gloria Ogbu

Nigerian doctors in the United Kingdom (UK) have been said to be exploited and overused by their employers.

According to Augustine Enekwechi, a young Nigerian doctor who worked at the private Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital in 2021, doctors from Nigeria are being recruited by a British healthcare company to work in private hospitals under conditions which are not allowed in the National Health Service.

BBC also reported that most of them work like modern day slaves with an extreme-on-call 24 hours a day for a week at a time and are unable to leave the hospital grounds.

Augustine also said: “I knew that working tired puts the patients at risk and puts myself also at risk, as well for litigation.”

“I felt powerless, helpless, you know, constant stress and thinking something could go wrong.” he added