Nigeria, Feb. 29 -- The Nigerian government has said it is addressing the challenges posed by the exodus of healthcare workers abroad.

The Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Muhammad Pate, a professor, said on Wednesday that the federal government has recruited more than 2,000 health workers in the last six months to augment the brain drain being experienced in the sector.

Speaking at a ministerial briefing, Mr Pate added that an additional 1,400 health facilities now have skilled birth attendants to assist in deliveries at the health facilities.

"In the last six months, the Government of Nigeria recruited 2,497 Doctors, Midwives/Nurses, and CHEWs to bridge the gaps due to attrition," he said, adding that the governmen...