Alhaji Toyosi Raheem
Alhaji Toyosi Raheem

Strike only option government understands – AMSLN President

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The National President of the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN), Alhaji Toyosi Raheem has said that going by the usual response and body language of the Federal Government to Labour demands and agitations, it is certain that the only language government understands is strike.

Raheem made the submission at the general meeting of the association held in Osogbo, the Osun State capital on Saturday, where he called on his members to support the ongoing strike embarked upon by the Joint Health Sector Union, JOHESU.

“It is not in our character to call our members to join strike but I think this is the only option government understands”, he said.

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He, however, decried the absence of regulatory bodies like Medical and Laboratory Scientists Council of Nigeria, Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria, and Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, insisting that the absence of such bodies had polarised activities in the sector.

The unionist called on the Minister of Health, Prof. Issac Adewole to quickly commence the process of reconstituting the Health Regulatory bodies without delay.

“Practitioners could not be left to be practising without checks. We demand for immediate reconstitution of the bodies to prevent avoidable calamities lack of regulations could cause”, he said.

He added that court judgements for professional autonomy should be complied with.

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Raheem expressed concern over the re-emergence of Yellow Fever in the country and called for “continuous medical surveillance to track diseases of public health importance and serious potential assessment of various vaccines targeted at preventing communicable diseases”.

He also called for the engagement of more medical laboratory scientists for the country to achieve more in the sector under the National Medical Laboratory Policy, as well as enable the professional body to oversee and coordinate quality management system and enhance quality laboratory service.

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