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Lalong Urges Laboratory Scientists to Be Proactive in Treatment of Diseases


Governor Simon Bako Lalong



Umar Abdullahi, Jos

Governor Simon Bako Lalong has emphasized that the Association of Medical Laboratory scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN) should focus their responsibility for the production of vaccines and other biological used in testing, treatment of diseases.

The Governor was represented by the permanent secretary ministry of health, Pharmacist Habila Gwatau at the Hill station Hotel conference Hall, Jos.

Lalong tasked the AMLS to investigate into causes of diseases as well as provide solutions in terms of treatment and monitoring of same especially in the era of evidence based medicine cannot be over emphasized.

He cautioned that,"we have inaugurated the Plateau state primary Health  care development  agency to ensure qualitative health services are available to the majority of our rural populace who live in the communities .

Lalong reminded that the consistent outbreaks of Lassa fever in the state ,we trained health professionals including medical Laboratory scientists to prepare them for better response to the emergency.

Governor Simon Bako Lalong stressed that the federal government announced that it has gone into collaboration with may and Baker company to reactive the moribund human vaccines laboratories for local vaccines production in Nigeria.

In his welcome address, the Chairman scientists and education committee A MLSN, Plateau state branch, Dr Salihu Aliyu Elayo said the Plateau state came together to brainstorm on topics issue to share research and diagnostic experiences and discuss on challenges affecting the profession with the view to proffering solutions to some of the challenges.

According to him,it is hope that each and every participants at this conference will listen attentively and contribute positively to the discussion's for the progress of the country.

He said participants will benefit from the theme and sub themes of the conference where we shall contribute positive.

The workshop explained a biomarker is a characteristics that is objectively measure and evaluated as an indicator of normal biologic processes  pathogenic processes or pharmacology response to a therapeutic intervention .

Its revealed that in cancer a biomarker refer to a substance process that is indicative of the present of cancer in the body either a molecules secreted by a tumor or it can be specific response,he added.
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