Prof. David Oke, Provost, College of Medicine, University of Lagos (CMUL), has urged medical laboratory scientists’ inductees to improve themselves through training opportunities that would help sharpen their skills through to the future. Oke, who was represented by the Deputy Provost, Prof. Osaretin Ebuehi, gave the charge at the sixth induction ceremony of Medical Laboratory Science of 2019/2020 session in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 40 graduands were inducted into the medical laboratory science profession.
Oke said that training equipped everyone with the ability to understand a problem, develop thinking ability and proffer the best solution to it. He said: “I urge you to take responsibility for your training by taking advantage of any training opportunity that may arise in future. “Teamwork will help you. Your training at the College has emphasised that a patient needs joint work from all health workers. “I beseech you to contribute immensely your own quota to the development of our dear country.”
Oke also urged them to find the passion, which could help to build success, transform life and career. Prof. Oluyemi Akinloye, Dean, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, CMUL, said that the importance of diagnosis, screening or testing as popularly known could no longer be underestimated in health care. Akinloye said that COVID-19 had exposed the important role of medical laboratory science profession in healthcare globally, more than ever in the history of health care delivery services.
“The inductees today will join the league of noble health professionals that would continue to contribute significantly to save the life of our citizens. “Many of them will extend from practice to other developing careers in the dynamic healthcare system, including health management and informatics,” he said.