THE NATIONAL LABORATORY EQUIPMENT CALIBRATION CENTRE (NLECC) COMMENCES OPERATION.

The MLSCN owned NLECC with funding from CDC and technical support from IHVN, commences operation today Monday, January 20, 2020.

While going round the facility with his Management team, the Registrar/CEO MLSCN ,Dr Tosan Erhabor expressed optimism that the services rendered at the centre will meet international standard. According to him “this is due to the quality of facilities available at the centre, the competence of the personnel coupled with the technical assistance from IHVN”
Furthermore, Erhabor added that NLECC
Scope of calibration include: speed, volume, temperature and mass.

While in the meantime, NLECC handles the following equipment at the center; Stopwatches ( timers) , Pipettes, Thermometers.

But in the near future he said, the center intends to carry out onsite calibration of other equipment such as refrigerators and centrifuges.

He therefore, called on Medical Laboratory Practitioners and other users of the aforementioned equipment to send functional ones to NLECC for calibration, in order to guarantee quality results.

The details of prices and modalities of services are available @ www.mlscn.gov.ng.

National Laboratory Equipment Calibration Centre is located at the MLSCN House, Durumi, Abuja

The Medical Laboratory Science Council Advisory on COVID-19

The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria in line with its regulatory functions and mandate has viewed the emergence of the pathogen identified as Corona Virus (Covid-19) and other related pathogens with concern based on both the mode of transmission, the pathogenicity, the social and economic impact of the disease and hereby states as follows:

Due to the higher likelihood of the infection spread in crowded gathering, MLSCN is hereby suspending ALL Official activities (Inductions, Accreditations, Inspections, Meetings etc.) for a period of Six (6) Weeks with effect from 23rd March, 2020.

Individuals are advised to avoid handshakes, hugs, kisses, close contacts with other people. Use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers should be adhered to.

All Laboratory practitioners must wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the course of duty.

All good laboratory work practices and code of conduct should be practiced always.

Signed

Management


TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF 200% PENALTY

The Governing Board of the Medical Laboratory Science council of Nigeria, as part of its efforts to join in the fight to curtail the spread of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) hereby temporarily suspends for a period of six (6) weeks in the first instance, the enforcement of the 200% penalty on late payment of Annual Practice licence with effect from April 1st, 2020.

Signed

Management