By Mohammed Ismail, Abuja
Preparations are in top gear by the management of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) to open new offices in seven states as part of its efforts to strengthen and expand its operations across Nigeria, acting registrar/CEO of the council Mr. Tosan Erhabor disclosed while reeling his one year achievement as the helmsman of the council.
Erhabor said having strengthened the existing zonal offices, the council deemed it fit to open new offices in Oyo, Kogi, Jigawa, Abia, Ebonyi, Enugu and Katsina states in order to take services to the doorsteps of practitioners.
He noted that in its effort to boost service delivery, the council has made the provision of quality, timely and cost effective services its watch word.
“We now offer quality, timely and cost effective services to our clients.
These are verifiable facts as majority of our members can testify that it is no longer business as usual in the Council. Indeed we now respond to requests, enquiries and mails expeditiously. In short, we are now much more responsive to the needs of our members,” he said.
He noted that in its bid to ameliorate the plight of potential interns, MLSCN has ensured accreditation of four extra facilities for training of intern Medical Laboratory Scientists with many more in the pipeline adding that the council is launching an advocacy demanding that those previously accredited for the purpose should increase their quota for intern Medical Laboratory Scientists’ training.
Erhabor added that in his short reign as the helmsman, the council has ensured that the trio of 445 NAF Hospital Laboratory, Ikeja; Clina-Lancet Laboratory, Victoria Island, and El-Lab Laboratory, Festac Town, all in Lagos have been given National Accreditation using ISO 15189 standard after 18 months of continuous monitoring and inspection adding that “This is the first of its kind in the country. The import of this is that the practices, processes and procedures in these laboratories are in line with international standards.”