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Sokoto Sends 239 Laboratory Scientists Back To School | The Precision

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CMD of the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital,
Kware, Prof. Shehu Saleh, Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie
Enahire and Gov. Tambuwal when the minister visited
Sokoto Government House…Monday 16/10/17

Sokoto
state government says it has sent 239 medical laboratory scientists back to
school to upgrade their knowledge and prepare them for professional
licensing before allowing them to continue work under the state ministry
of health.

Governor
Aminu Waziri Tambuwal stated this when he received the Minister of
State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, who paid him a courtesy visit at
Sokoto Government House.
“We
have sent 230 holders of Ordinary National Diploma (OND) who are
presently working in our medical laboratories for a one year abridged
program at the Sultan Abdulrahman School of Health Technology, Gwadabawa
to update their knowledge and enable them write council examinations
and become certified laboratory technicians.
“Our
intention is not to remove any staff from our labs. We will give them
the opportunity to certify themselves and meet the requirements of the
Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria,” he added.
Tambuwal
said the state has also taken over the National Blood Transfusion
Centre, Sokoto and so far, all its staffs have been absorbed into the
state civil service.
In
addition to other measures, The Governor said the government has also
established a biomedical engineering complex fully equipped with
biomedical equipment, library, workshop, fabrication and maintenance
unit.
“The
Sokoto state laboratory quality management task team has been
inaugurated and is charged with the responsibility of ensuring quality
in laboratory services and avpod false results that may endanger lives,”
he added.
In
his remarks, the Minister of State said he was in Sokoto to flag
off the nationwide inspection of medical lab science equipment.

He
said the inspection is important because medical lab science deals with
clinical examination of patients hence the need to upgrade the service
to tackle challenges for quality service delivery.

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