Radiographers Board Set to Tackle Quackery


Martins Ifijeh
As part of efforts to reduce unprofessionalism within its fold, the Radiographers Registration Board of Nigeria (RRBN), has stated that it has embarked on nationwide campaign against quacks, while educating its members on the dangers of quackery on the society.

Stating this during a two-day update course in sonography for its members, the Registrar/Chief Executive Officer of the board, Mr. Sunday Okpaleke, said quackery would create room for wrong diagnosis and subsequent deaths, adding that every radiographer has a mandate to offer professional and quality service for the wellbeing of Nigerians.

He said the board has been saddled with the responsibility to register radiographers and their centres and ensure quality service delivery in line with the provisions of the practice, noting that the media has a duty to support the campaign aimed at crushing the quacks and their activities and also save the lives of the entire citizenry.

He explained that one of such steps in giving standard services to Nigerians was the continuous training programmes for members, which in turn would improve their knowledge on new innovations, among others.

“The update courses are very important to keep radiographers in touch with current and global trends in the profession, while making them better and more competent in line with the standards of the Federal Ministry of Health.”

Also lending her voice, a radiographer with Anun-Medics Sonovision, Enugu, Mrs. Georgina Afamefuna said the job of sonographers and radiographers were very important in the health sector, hence must be done with utmost accuracy, adding that there was need for those in the profession to have a working relationship with each other in the health sector, especially with radiologists.

Radiographers, also known as Radiologic Technologists, are healthcare professionals who specialise in the imaging of human anatomy for the diagnosis and treatment of pathology.