Officials of the Radiography Registration Board of Nigeria sealing an unregistered diagnostic center in Nasarawa State.

By Shonaye Prince, Lafia

The Radiography Registration Board of Nigeria (RRBN) has shutdown 20 diagnostic centers in Nasarawa for operating without registrations.

The Head of Inspection and Monitoring unit of the Board, Mr Ebere Onwugbuchu, disclosed this after a-two day inspection exercise to monitor operations of medical diagnostic centres in the state.

Mr. Onwugbuchu said the exercise was targeted at checkmating the activities of medical diagnostic centres and ensuring that strict adherence of standard of practice is observed.

He said the centres shutdown were not registered, warning that operating unregistered diagnostic center is dangerous to the society.

Mr. Onwugbuchu said most of the staffers working with at the unregistered diagnostic centers are not qualified radiographers.

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“The operations by unqualified staff in the profession have led to wrong diagnosis and wrong treatment, thereby causing health complications and even death.

“We will not let quacks to operate freely, for they have committed more harm to our society,” he said.

Mr. Onwugbuchu further stated that the Board would carry out another phase of exercise in other states of the federation with a target of sanitizing her system from unqualified practices.