About 15 health facilities has been closed down by the federal government in Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja for operating medical laboratory regarded to be below standard.
According to The Nation report that the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Medical Science Laboratory Council of Nigeria ( MLSCN) Prof. Anthony Emeribe elaborated, saying the institutions under lock and key included “4 private hospitals and clinics, 9 standalone medical laboratories and 2 pharmacy laboratory testing sites.”
The inspection team is expected to visit other part of the country next, he said, adding that government will not hesitate to wield the big stick in dealing with arbitrary practices in medical laboratory services.
Also, the Office of the Head of Service directed that no science technologist should practice again in any medical laboratory in the country.
In a circular, it urged all science technologists and laboratory scientists to restrict themselves within the purview of science laboratories regulated by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology