THE Nigerian National Mirror/Technical Committee on Electromedical Equipment has adopted 16 international standards on essential electro-medical equipment.
The adoption was part of measures to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
Addressing the committee to declare a virtual meeting open, Director-General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) Osita Aboloma said there are increasing demands globally for the production and consumption of quality, safe and dependable medical equipment and systems in their varied brands.
This, according to him, is in response to the emergency demands foisted on medical systems globally, which has consequently challenged national standards development bodies to ensure the availability of quality standards to keep save lives.
The SON chief executive officer, who was represented by the agency’s Director, Standards Development, Mrs. Chinyere Egwuonwu, said the 16 International Electro-technical Commission (IEC)/International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) standards have become global requirements in the fight against the pandemic.
He reiterated the sensitivity of the medical sector for reasons of safety, precision of equipment, functionalities and value for money in the face of the global health and economic challenge posed by pandemic and expressed deep appreciation for the committee members’ contributions and sacrifices.
Aboloma assured the committee of SON’s commitment to keep guaranteeing availability of standards, creation of awareness and promotion of strict implementation and compliance in collaboration with relevant stakeholders and regulatory authorities.
The committee’s chairman, Dr. Ayodele Esan, pledged the members’ commitment to ensuring the best for the nation.