The Medical Laboratory Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) has approved Bwari general hospital laboratory as one of the laboratories certified to be part of Quality Management System (QMS)
The acting registrar and chief executive officer of the laboratory council, Tosan Erhabor disclosed that the accreditation was part of activities to direct and control organization with regards to quality.
He said the International Standards Organization (ISO) journey began in 2012, which was imbibed by all the medical laboratories in FCT.
According to him, the presentation of certificate of ‘National ISO 15189:2012 Accreditation’ to the laboratory unit of Bwari general hospital was achieved through rigorous monitoring, evaluations and assessment of both its implementation and progress.
Speaking earlier, the FCT health secretary, Adamu Bappah who also represented the FCT Minister Malam Muhammad Bello pledged to reposition the Health and Human Services Secretariat, HHSS to ensure universal healthcare delivery services for residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), and its environs.
Bappah disclosed that the secretariat has equally instituted certain programmes to impact on the well-being of the masses, adding that pheripheral in the FCT now render free Anti-naternal care, which has reduced cases of maternal and infant mortality in the territory.
His words: “We have also keyed into all the routine immunization exercises to prevent most childhood diseases through various partnerships. We have also done a lot in sustaining TB and HIV activities in FCT through testing and treatment.”
The secretary commended the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) for setting the standard and for utilizing acceptable protocols in the processes leading to the accreditation.
Also speaking, the general manager, FCT Hospitals Management Board (FCT-HMB), Dr Aminu Mai, had explained that the benefits of the accreditation include, but not limited, to national and international recognition of a medical laboratory as reliable and technically competent.
Dr. Mai added that the certification also assures clients that the test results and data generated by it are accurate, reliable and timely, just as it provides opportunities of attracting researchers to engage accredited laboratories for clinical trials.