Scientists Call For More Attention To Research


Neglect of medical laboratory science resulting from poor budgeting, infrastructural decay as well as shortage of manpower has been identified as some of the challenges confronting the health system especially in curtailing outbreaks of diseases.

The Medical Scientists of Nigeria held their annual general meeting in Jos, in a communique issued it was observed that no planning can ever be effective without proper research and competent statistical data generation, manipulation and interpretation.

Speaking at the event titled, “Data is the hallmark of empirical research”, a Chief Statistician and Information Analyst with the University of Jos,Pamson Dagyat stressed the importance of data in managing information.

He also added that with adequate attention and proper funding of Medical Laboratory Science in the country, outbreaks of diseases both emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases can be researched with proper application of statistical tools and effective planning.

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