By: Joy Odor/Kaduna
The Association of Medical laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN) has said its members are not in competition with any other professionals in the health sector rather they are part of the team that serves the patients.
The National Vice president of the Association, Mr. Uche Odionyenma disclosed this during the inauguration of the sub-committees of the 53th Annual Scientific Conference and Workshop tagged AMLSN KADA 2017 in Kaduna North West Nigeria.
According to Mr. Odionyenma Nigeria is bless with capable hands that can conduct researches and produce most of the vaccine needs in the country. Therefore Medical laboratory Scientists role in the health sector cannot be underestimated.
He expressed dismay that the only vaccine producing centre in Lagos has been over taken by weeds because no activity is going on there.
“Most of our medical lab scientists who are outside the country excel in their chosen field, some of them have been honored by their host countries for their feat in the medical field.
“Go to Europe, America or any other part of the world today Nigeria medical lab scientists are forces to be reckoned with. And it may surprise you that some were trained here in the before finding their ways out of the country. ” He said
Mr. Odionyenma advised that everybody in the health sector should do his job for the benefits of the patients.
He however called on the Federal Government to revive National Vaccine centre in Lagos and build more in other parts of the Country to ensure that vaccines are produced in the country rather than imported from other Countries.
Speaking on the AMLSN KADA 2017, he said Kaduna State was chosen because of the willingness of the state Government to host the conference which shows that the Kaduna State is hone to everybody.
Mr. Odionyenma disclosed that over 3000 medical lab scientists would be conveying in Kaduna for the conference and this would boost the tourism market in the state as there is provision for site visits.
He added that the subcommittee that was inaugurated includes: Registration, Finance, Publicity/ICT, Transport, Logistic, Welfare and Security for the success of the Conference. .
In his own remark, the Chairman Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of AMLSN KADA 2017, Caleb Kantiyok assured all Conference participants of a warm welcome from the government and people of Kaduna state and promised them a successful Conference in the state.