Court give Fresh Order on Establishment Of Directorate Of Medical Laboratory Science in LTH, Ogbomoso




The Presiding Judge, National Industrial Court, Ibadan, Justice J. D Peters has ordered the management of Ladoke Akintola Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso, to immediately grant autonomy to Medical Laboratory Scientists in the hospital and separate it from other professionals.


The court’s order sequel to a suit filed by the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria, LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso Chapter, against the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Oyo State, Commissioner for Health, LAUTECH Teaching Hospital Management Board, Chief Medical Director, LAUTECH Teaching Hospital and four others seeking for the establishment of the Department of Medical Laboratory Science in the hospital.


Declaring the judgment, Justice Peters noted that it was not appropriate to put various professional together and expect them to perform optimally.


The judge said members of the Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists were professionals and qualified to operate as directorate without any outside intervention.


He therefore ordered that the service of Laboratory Science should be recognized as Directorate and be separated from other departments in the area of duties and administration.


The court also declared that the claimant should not be victimized for the suit.


The acting Chairman of Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria, LTH Ogbomoso chapter in person of Mr David Olugbodi was contacted by adekkatv correspondence in Ogbomoso, he noted that, the court case was on for more than 5 years, he thank Almighty God, the Lawyers, Judge, the Association chapter, the state level and the National as a whole for the great support giving to them, he is now hoping that, the implementation should be carried out immediately as stated in the judgment without any victimization.


Effort to reach the Lautech Teaching Hospital Management team was unsuccessful as at the time of this news


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