EL-LAB Receives Highest Quality Standard Certification For Medical Laboratories—EL-LAB Medical Diagnostics and Research Centre, a leading indigenous medical laboratory based in Festac, Lagos has received a second cycle of reaccreditation to ISO 15189:2012 International by Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) and additional accreditation to same standard by Nigeria National Accreditation system (NINAS).
This is the highest quality standard any medical laboratory can attain globally. It is the symbol of excellence and assurance that the quality of service rendered in EL-LAB is at per with what is obtainable anywhere in the world.
The event was attended by notable personalities including the Executive Chairman of Amuwo-Odofin LGA, Engr Valentine Buraimoh, Hon Commissioner of Health Lagos State, ably represented by Mr. Lanre Jenrola,.The Registrar/CEO Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN), Dr. Tosan Erhabor, Director General/Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria National Accreditation Systems (NINAS), Celestine Okanya, Director of Accreditation, Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN),Dr. Donald Ofili, Board member Lagos State Health Facilities Accreditation and Monitoring Agency (HEFAMAA), Mr. Abiodun Hamzat and others was an attestation to the fact that EL-LAB has upheld the tenet of quality and professional attitude in the industry.
Speaking on this great achievement, Chief Executive Officer of EL-LAB Limited, Prince Elochukwu Adibo who is also the National President of Guild of Private Medical Laboratory Directors of Nigeria (GMLD) explained that accreditation of any medical laboratory to an acceptable standard such as ISO 15189 has the considerable potential to improve the quality of healthcare for patients through the reduction of testing errors and attendant decreases in inappropriate treatment.
ISO 15189 further ensures these by assessing the competence of the Quality Management System (QMS) within the laboratory, providing a framework for increased analytical quality and verifying that the laboratory is not deviating from quality and competence standards. While meeting these standards, users of the laboratory services, including laboratory personnel, can be more confident of the accuracy and reliability of outputs. Laboratory accreditation is therefore emerging as a preferred framework for building quality medical laboratory systems.
He noted that this is the First time that a medical facility is receiving two accreditation certificates of ISO 15189 standards in Nigeria. EL-LAB successfully attained the first cycle of accreditation to ISO15189:2012 International standard in December 2016 and it elapsed after four years. Through a very rigorous, painstaking and expensive process, we have successfully achieved a second cycle of accreditation with MLSCN, and a first cycle with NINAS further confirming consistency of standard of our medical laboratory testing.
Adibo stated that, in Nigeria, according to the data from MLSCN Accreditation Service, only ten (10) medical laboratories are accredited to this ISO 15189:2012 standard with 3 of them being privately owned. The data from NINAS website shows only 2 medical laboratories in the entire country and EL-LAB is one of them. A few other medical laboratories are reported to have accreditation to this standard from foreign accreditation bodies.
Adibo further said, “this recognition will continue to drive our commitment to quality delivery, with acceptable international standards”.
He also called on government and private laboratory administrators and owners to make concerted efforts and take steps towards accreditation of their various laboratories to ISO15189:2012 standard with the practice of quality management system of which the country through the regulatory bodies has adopted as minimal standard with guidelines to this already being developed. This will increase confidence of laboratory users and also reposition our country on the international map of quality health care delivery.
In his comments, Executive Chairman, Amuwo-Odofin Local Government, Engr Valentine Buraimoh, applauded the leadership and staff of EL-LAB for their consistency in offering quality laboratory services to their customers, and the medical supports to the people of the local government. He promised to continue to partner with the organization and give necessary hand in ensuring the quality standard and expansion to other parts of the local government is achieved.
Director General/Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria National Accreditation system (NINAS), Celestine Okanya, noted that quality review and certification is a major factor in helping government formulate policies that foster development and it also helps operators in the various field keep in check the right operational procedures. EL-LAB has proven itself worthy by achieving two certifications from NINAS and MLSCN to ISO15189 standard and it is a step in the right direction by maintaining the uniqueness and competence to bring the complete process in place. They have the equipment, capacity and the process working together for them for quality laboratory services.
He enjoined the organization not to lower the quality standards because there be will constant checks to ensure the standards are maintained.
The Registrar/CEO, Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN), Dr. Tosan Erhabor, disclosed that, What EL-LAB has achieved is a flagship for Nigeria medical laboratory industry, which the government should encourage because with this certification, all tests and analysis within the accredited scope done at EL-LAB will be acceptable anywhere in the world.
Individual remarks were also given by Dr Dapo Soyinka, Medical Director, Maternal Child Centre Amuwo- Odofin, Board member Lagos State Health Facilities Accreditation and Monitoring Agency (HEFAMAA), Mr. Abiodun Hamzat Mr. Olumide Fadipe, Chairman, Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria, Lagos state and Mrs. Ayodele Iroko, the Senior Private Sector Advisor USAID/SHOPS Plus Project.
Mr. Anayo Chidobu, Laboratory Manager, EL-LAB limited commended the involvement of all partners and appreciated their time at the event.
How Pastor Adeboye Son, Leke Adeboye Reacted After Loosing His Brother In Death
How Pastor Adeboye Son, Leke Adeboye Reacted After Loosing His Brother In Death—The Genius Media Nigeria reports that One of the sons of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, Leke Adeboye, has reacted to the death of his brother, Pastor Dare Adeboye.
This reliable platform had earlier reported that Pastor Dare died at age forty-two without prior symptoms of sickness and was never on medication.
Dare who pastored one of the RCCG branches in Abuja was said to have officiated on Sunday and retired to his bed after church. He reportedly warned that he should not be disturbed during his rest.
According to the report, his wife, Temiloluwa Adeboye, noticed her husband’s unusual sleeping hours and could not reach him on phone. She reportedly raised the alarm and he was discovered dead.
Leke Adeboye in his reaction on his Facebook account posted a scripture from the bible on the death of the righteous.
He posted, “The righteous man perishes(at the hand of evil), and no one takes it to heart, Faithful and devout men are taken away, while no one understands. That the righteous person is taken away(to be spared) from evil and disaster.
Meanwhile, no official statement has been released by the family as of the time of filing this report.
Meet 80-Year Old Grandma And Grand-Daughter Arrested By NDLEA With 192KG Cocaine
Meet 80-Year Old Grandma And Grand-Daughter Arrested By NDLEA With 192KG Cocaine—-The Genius Media Nigeria reports that the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested an 80-year-old woman, Mrs Mary Adebayo, alongside her 19-year-old grand daughter, Funmilola Adebayo, with 192 kg of assorted drugs in Akure, Ondo state.
NDLEA Director, Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, in Abuja.
Babafemi said that two other ladies were also arrested along side the duo for selling assorted illicit drugs that included cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, tramadol, swinol and skuchies.
He said that the arrest came after intelligence-based raids and follow up operations on their locations on Sunday, May 2, 2021.
The NDLEA director added that the 192 kgs of cocaine and other psychotropic substances were recovered from the suspects, as they were arrested at 6:30am, on Sunday, at Ayeyemi Street, Akure South Local Government Area.
“During the early morning raid, the following were recovered from them: Skuchies – 149kg, cocaine – 11gm, methamphetamine 17gm, heroin – 3 gm, cannabis sativa – 4.914kg, swinol – 8gm and tramadol – 49 gm. “Also recovered from them were two deep freezers and a TVS motorcycle
“On the same date, at about 1:30pm, a raid carried out at Rate Hotel, Care Street, in Akure South LGA, also led to the arrest of 25-year-old Tessy Mathew, from whom 33 kgs of skuchies were recovered,’’ he said.
According to him, following preliminary interrogation of Mathew, a follow up operation was immediately launched leading to the arrest of another 25-year-old, Blessing Adesida, in Oshinle area of the LGA, from whom 3kg of skuchies and 7gms of cannabis were recovered.
Babafemi quoted the acting NDLEA commander, Callys Alumona, as saying that other members of the two drug gangs had been on a watch list and efforts to arrest them were ongoing.
Fani kayode Sing Praises Of FG And Nigerian Army
Fani kayode Sing Praises Of FG And Nigerian Army—A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has commended the trio of Kaduna State Govt., the FG & the @HQNigerianArmy for the rescue of 13 kidnapped persons from evil & barbaric terrorists in Gwagwada, Chikun LGA of Kaduna.
I commend the Kaduna State Govt., the FG & the @HQNigerianArmy for the rescue of 13 kidnapped persons from evil & barbaric terrorists in Gwagwada, Chikun LGA of Kaduna state earlier today after a fierce gun battle.
Way to go! More of this! I am proud of being a Nigerian again.
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) May 5, 2021
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