The Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) has received approval from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to conduct COVID-19 tests.
The Acting Provost of the College, Prof Abiodun Adewuya, who disclosed this on Friday during the Induction Ceremony of the 15th Set of Medical Doctors/5th Set of Dental Surgeons held in Ikeja, added that the Molecular Laboratory of the College has been granted licence to operate, hence, the laboratory can conduct COVID-19 tests, among others.
He noted that LASUCOM, the second-best ranked university in Nigeria, is determined to improve on its mandate as a strategic partner to the Lagos State Government in strengthening the health sector by producing highly trained medical personnel.
Prof Ademuyiwa said that with the addition of the newly inducted 49 Medical Doctors and seven Dental Surgeons to the pool of practitioners in the county, the College has produced 858 medical personnel to date.
While thanking the Lagos State Government for its unflinching support to the College in its desire of becoming the best medical college in Africa, the Provost averred that despite the pandemic, the College has continued to attract research grants.
Addressing the inductees, the Vice-Chancellor, Lagos State University, Prof Lanre Fagbohun, SAN, who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Admin), Prof Oyedamola Oke, urged the Inductees to be committed to excellence and professionalism
He charged them to use their acquired competencies to bring about desirable transformation in healthcare delivery.