Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria, AMLSN, has called on the federal government to look into the ‘abuse of power and excesses’ in the health sector as it affects laboratory scientists and other professionals.
The association which made the call during its 2016 Public Health lecture, held at the University of Calabar, Cross River State, recently, also said its members were being denied positions and entitlements as contained in the laws of health institutions and called on the federal government to intervene in the matter.
The association, however, pledged to continue offering quality diagnosis of Zoonotic diseases like haemorrhagic fever such as Ebola and Lassa virus.
In his welcome address, National President of the association, Alhaji Toyosi Raheem, urged members to imbibe what he called, continuous professional development and knowledge for effective services.
‘‘Continuous professional development is an essential tool for excellent professional services. It is our expectation that medical laboratory scientists nationwide will continue to offer quality diagnosis of all cases of emerging and remerging diseases and by extension, quality and effective evidenced-based treatment or management.’’
He also appealed to members to be more active in health research activities including clinical trials and drug efficacy assessments through work-place inter-professional and inter-agency collaborations.
‘‘AMLSN should be seen to be visible in research outputs that will promote health and national development,’’ he emphasised.

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