The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) has inducted 339 Nigerian foreign graduates of Medical Laboratory Science to carry out quality medical laboratory services in the country.
At the event in Abuja, the Registrar, MLSCN, Dr. Tosan Erhabor, cautioned the inductees against the wrong diagnosis of medical laboratory results.
A medical laboratory scientist (MLS), also known as a medical technologist or clinical laboratory scientist, works to analyze various biological specimens.
They are responsible for performing scientific testing on samples and reporting results to physicians.
It is estimated that 60 to 70 percent of all decisions regarding a patient’s diagnosis, treatment, hospital admission, and discharge are based on the tests medical laboratory scientists perform.
The Registrar, Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN), Dr. Tosan Erhabor, said the council would continue to ensure quality laboratory scientists to boost and promote the Nigeria health sector.
“The issue of wrong diagnoses is a priority to this council, we believe in quality standards and we ensure that labs are monitored to fish out quacks so that we have standards,”
“The vision of the council is to be a world-acclaimed regulatory agency driving the culture of quality and efficient health laboratory care to the public and ensuring high academic standards in training institutions.”
“We will also strengthen health laboratory systems and professional practice for quality services through strategic regulations and accreditation,’’ he said.
In an induction lecture, the Assistant Director, Head Public Health Laboratory, and Institutional Advisor, Dr. Osaretin Agbonlahor advised the inductees to practice the rule of conduct and carry out qualitative investigation on any medical sample collected.
“You must protect the patient’s secrets and ensure correct interpretation of results, must be rich in knowledge as the world is going global with new innovations,”
Dr. Agbonlahor urged the inductees to practice secrecy and ensure correct interpretation of accurate medical results.