A Law To Punish Medical Lab. Scientists Who issue Fake and Wrong test Results in the offing

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 The Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Idris Wase has said a bill to check inefficient, careless and deadly practices in our hospitals from Medical lab. Professionals is in the offing.

According to Wase, the bill, as required, will provide for punitive measures against those turning the hospitals, through fake medical reports, into slaughter slabs for patients.

Wase spoke in Abuja on Friday when a delegation from the Federal School of Medical Laboratory Technology (Sciences) visited him. The school had sought a name change to Federal College of Medical Laboratory Science, Jos.

The deputy speaker told the delegation, led by the Provost, Dr Sunday Etukudoh, that many Nigerians had lost their lives through misdiagnosis rising from poorly conducted medical reports by laboratory scientists, technologists or attendants.

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He said, “The trend is worrisome in our hospitals across the country and must be curbed. Therefore, as lawmakers, a bill to check such inefficient, careless and deadly practices in our hospitals from any lab official is in the offing. The bill, as required, will provide for punitive measures against those turning the hospitals, through fake medical reports, into slaughter slabs for patients.

“Your institution is expected, in this respect, to help in churning out well trained, efficient and meticulous laboratory professionals into the various hospitals to stop the ugly trend.”

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