Medical laboratory practitioners lament quackery in Kwara



MEMBERS of the Association of Private Medical Laboratory Practitioners (APMLP), Kwara State Chapter yesterday decried the high quackery in the state.

According to the chairman of the association in Kwara State, Mr. Joel Olanrewaju in Ilorin, the alert became necessary to caution members of the public against patronising the quacks.

According to Olanrewaju, “I am appealing to our conscience again that as this nation is experiencing positive change, let this positive change manifest in this association so that we can move forward. We are not unmindful of those that are not qualified but operating illegally, at appropriate time actions will be taken against them if they refuse to close down.

“Members of the public must beware of this nefarious habit because the issue of health does not allow it.”
The APMLP boss while lauding the state government for recently renovating and upgrading some hospitals to higher standard urged the government to employ more laboratory scientists into the pathology units of the hospitals.

He noted, “I will like to advise the Kwara State Government through the ministry of health to equip the newly renovated general hospitals across the state with modern laboratory equipment and reagents and employ qualified and licenced medical laboratory scientists in each departments of the laboratories.”

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