MLSCN Will Ensure Presence Of Medical Lab Technicians At Grassroots – Ag Registrar

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File photo: Medical personnel seen attending to some of the affected students in a public hospital in Kaduna. Photo : BASHIR BELLO DOLLARS
By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria

The Medical Laboratory Science  Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) is doing everything within it’s mandate to ensure that various cadres of competent and well trained personnel are available to take Medical Laboratory Sciences to every nooks and crannies of the country.
Mr. Tosan Erhabor, Acting Registrar/CEO Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria stated this at the Induction Ceremony for the 2017/2018  academic session of Elite International College of Health Science and Technology, Zaria.
He said, this is in line with the policy of the present administration as it relates to primary healthcare that  there will be at least one functional PHC centres in every ward.
Represented by Mr. Joe Itamah, Head of Medical Lab Technician (Record Unit) of the council said a lot is happening within the council and in the larger profession.
The Registrar encouraged all the practitioners across the country to form the habit of visiting the council’s website regularly in order to keep abreast of it’s activities.
According to him, the council’s e- licencing / Retention for members has been in operation and the scheme is already helping to eliminate the challenges associated with obtaining the requisite practicing Licence or permit.
Mr. Erhabor advised the graduating students not to overstep their bounds by attempting to work without the supervision of a Medical Laboratory Scientist, be doing so is unethical, and indeed punishable.
Earlier in his address, the Chairman Governing Board of the College, Dr. Kalil Kugu said the college has come a long way in training and producing manpower for the health sector in the country.
He said the college is always ready to produce quality students that are ready to serve and make the college the best out of the rest.
The chairman congratulated the graduating students for their successful academic pursuit while in the college.
Thirty two students received their Professional Licence, Certificate and Testimonials during the induction.

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