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Concern at shortage of lab equipment

04 September 2013, 16:09

Abuja - The shortage of quality medical laboratory equipment and weak human resource have been identified as reason behind prevalence of diseases in Nigeria and West African sub region.

The President of the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN), Dr Goodswill Okara, said unless medical laboratory equipment were made available and weak human resource made strong and vibrant, the target  of successfully tackling diseases in the country and in West Africa would not be realised.

Okara was presenting during the association’s 49th annual conference in the Katsina State.

He observed that communicable and non-communicable diseases had become both endemic and pandemic, and advised that medical laboratory scientists in Nigeria and sub region should be adequately trained and equipped to provide effective diagnosis.

"The organisation is working at meeting such training requirements and will continue to provide quality leadership at the national level to help address the situation in Nigeria, West Africa and beyond," said Okara.

- CAJ News


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