‘Accurate diagnosis paramount for improved healthcare delivery’
Executive Director of ISN Products Nigeria Limited, Mr. Felix Ofungwu, has highlighted the importance of accurate diagnosis in healthcare delivery.
According to him, proper and adequate care is only as good as the accuracy of the diagnosis that the patient receives.
Ofungwu disclosed this during the ISN Medical Laboratory Scientist of the Year Award 2020 recently in Lagos.
He stated that the award was part of efforts by the company to contribute its quota in promoting and rewarding excellence among medical laboratory scientists for their active role in the health sector.
“The place of medical laboratory scientists in the health care sector could not have been more significant given their contribution to saving lives amidst the rampaging effect of COVID-19 in Nigeria,” the executive director said.
Meanwhile, the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, commended the company for instituting such a noble initiative and also appreciated the contribution of medical laboratory scientists for being a strong component of the health care system in Nigeria.
Mamora, who was represented by the Chief Executive Officer of Federal Medical Centre, Ebute-Meta, Dr. Adedamola Dada, admonished the top finalists including the winner to see their emergence as an opportunity to contribute more in advancing the quality of medical laboratory science practice in Nigeria.
Also, the President, Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN), Mr. Tosan Erhabor, commended the company for leading the charge to celebrate the unsung heroes of the health sector through this initiative.
A medical laboratory scientist with the University of Lagos, Medical Centre, Abiola Fashina, emerged the winner of the maiden edition of the ISN Medical Laboratory Scientist of the Year Award.
He applauded the management of the company for its commitment to quality medical science practice demonstrated through the recognition given to practitioners through the initiative.
Fashina charged other laboratory scientists to keep working hard and ensure the quality standard of practice.
Fashina would receive a cash prize of N1 million, a capacity development training, and a donation of medical lab equipment/reagents worth N1 million to the laboratory or hospital where he works.