August 18, 2018

Nigeria lacking Radiotherapists – RRBN

Nigeria lacking Radiotherapists – RRBN

Radiographers have been advised to go for further training and specialise in the field of radiotherapy, a kind of treatment for cancer using high energy radiation.

Speaking during the third run of the Computed Tomography (CT Scan) training programme for radiographers organized by the Radiographers Registration Board of Nigeria (RRBN) in Abuja, the Chief Radiographer, National Hospital, Abuja, Tijani Abdulkadir, said there were very few radiotherapists in Nigeria, and that the country was in dire need of more.

Abdulkadir said government and non-governmental organizations keep talking about tackling cancer, adding that without adequate radiotherapists, there can be no effective treatment and management of cancer in the country. Registrar of the board , Mr. Michael S. Okpaleke said the essence of the training was to ensure that radiographers nationwide were well equipped on the CT Scan modality. Read more

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