According to The Nation, 15 substandard medical laboratories have been shut down by the Federal Government in Abuja. Among the 15 institutions are 4 private hospitals, 9 medical laboratories and 2 pharmacy laboratory testing sites as disclosed by the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Medical Science Laboratory Council of Nigeria ( MLSCN) Prof. Anthony Emeribe.
He went on to reveal that with an inspection team that government will shut down any arbitrary practices in medical laboratory services without hesitation. In a circular, science technologists are no longer to be allowed to practice while laboratory scientists will focus on that strictly. It was also reaffirmed that the Federal ministry of Science and Technology regulates these affairs.