The past week left interesting and indelible experience in the minds of participants at the All Medical Lab. Scientists forum in the mold of its usual bubbling expectations.
Stories, news, events, happenings, progress, loss of beloved colleague characterised the past week making it so educative, relaxing, motivating and soul searhing.
Here are the top stories:
* New Dawn-G.C. Okara Led Exco Opens A New Secretariat, Declares Two Point Agenda And Calls For Extraordinary General Meeting
The G.C. Okara led AMLSN executives left no one in doubt of their seriousness to bring positive change to the professional practice of MLS in Nigeria and lives of generality of members who elected them into office few weeks ago.
In a strategic move to head to the clarion call and agitation of members who already have high expectation, the new leadership opened a new national secretariat to serve as befitting operational base for the Association and situated at No 12, Messanya Street Near FRSC Medical Centre, Wuse Zone 6, FCT Abuja.
In the same vein, the determined executive declared a two point agenda to rightly show the world their priorities. The focal issues declared are:
Total Implementation Of Scheme of service and JOHESU Ultimatum
for which an extraordinary meeting of all ENEC members have been scheduled for Saturday 22nd October, 2011at the National Secretariat of AMLSN as released by the new PRO Dudu Olabode.
* Establishment Of Directorate Of Medical Laboratory Services In The Health Ministry A Must-Chris Mbata
No doubt that members are still troubled about the non-implementation of the scheme of service in most centres in the nation. In response to a stimulating and thought provoking post by Oni Nelson, Dr. Chris Mbata suggested that the key to effective implementation of MLS scheme of service lies on the establishment of a Directorate of of Medical Laboratory Services in the Ministry of Health. This is a food for thought for the new leadership.
* Forum Caught In Intellectual Puzzle As Chief Admin Tinkers With Change Of Name
Is the current name appropriate for the ever growing All Medical Lab Scientists forum? Why not make it worldwide to embrace colleagues in the diaspora? Knowing fully well that the forum has grown beyond him, the Chief Admin. threw the ball to the court of members who enthusiastically responded in torrents. It seems majority are in love with the current name so let the jolly moments continue.
* Read Act 11, 2003 Plus 2000 Scheme Of Service And Be Free!-Forum Urged
Full knowledge of Act 11, 2003 and the 2000 scheme of service has been proffered as the key to full emancipation and standing for professional birthright if MLS in Nigeria are to be free from opression from external predators in the laboratory. However, the question is, who will stand like Roser Park-the woman who stood her ground to kick start the civil liberties movement?
*Excitment, Thumbs Up As Adeyeye Tams Concluded Series On MLS History In Nigeria
Members who followed the serialised history of MLS in Nigeria by Tam Adeyeye are thanking their stars for being part of the party while it lasts. Who says knowing ones history is not pivotal to acceptance of ones uncommon identity? This informed why smart MLS who read the historic, 3 part piece lifted their thumbs up for Tam Adeyeye for a job well done.
* Oni Nelson Reveals How To Become IBMS Member
In response to members queries, Oni Nelson realed out a step-by-step guide on how interested members can become IBMS member in the UK. The said post reads 'TO BECOME A MEMBER OF IBMS YOU WILL FILL A FORM, GET ALL COLOURED PHOTOCOPY OF YOUR ORIGINAL CERTIFICATES CERTIFIED BY ANY NIGERIA COURT THAT IS TRUE ORIGINAL COPIES WITH YOUR TRANSCRIPTS OR UR UNDERGRADUATE AND POST GRADUATE STUDIES, THEN SEND IT TO U.K NARIC .'
*Felix Emenike Bags Well Deserved PhD
The newly elected auditor of AMLSN, Felix Emenike has joined the academic elite in the profession after successfully defending his thesis. A tortuous journey finally ended in a sweet memory with commendable accomplishment. All members congratulates Dr. Felix Emenike and wishes him greater moments ahead.
*Pensive Mood Hits Forum As Pastor Olajide Thompson Bids Goodbye To This World
The week ended in a sad note with the announcement of the demise of a promising colleague-Pastor Olajide Thompson of FMC Keffi. Condolence messages has been forthcoming from members all over the nation to share in this pensive mood.