The Medical Laboratory Science Council Of Nigeria (MLSCN) has sealed 10 laboratories around the Federal Capital Territory over infractions.
The Deputy Director of the FCT chapter of the Council Ini Edeh, at a press briefing held on Thursday in Abuja said the branch has commence the inspection of some medical facilities around Abuja.
Edeh said over 50% of the inspected medical laboratories in FCT do not participate in any external quality assurance scheme and this cast shadows on quality of test results they produce.
She said one of the objectives of carrying out the inspection exercise is to ensure good Laboratory practices, ethical values and that safety measures are complied with by practitioners.
She assured the government, residents of FCT and Nigeria at large, that the MLSCN will stop at nothing to ensure the delivery of quality medical laboratory test results in the country.
She also issued stern warning to all quacks and those involve in wholesome medical laboratory practice in FCT, to leave the practice or otherwise be prepared to face the wrath of the law.
This according to her is in line with MLSCN ACT, Cap M25, section 4(h) and 19(d), law of the federal of Nigeria 2004, which provides the legal and regulatory framework as it relates to inspection and monitoring of medical laboratory facilities in Nigeria.
Health TV reports that the inspection was carried out by the council in collaboration with FCDA health and human services Secretariat, Association of medical laboratory scientists of Nigeria and guild of medical laboratory Directors.