SCHTSN urges NASS to pass Community health Technologist and Scientist Council Bill
By Femi Mustapha
The Society of Community Health Technologists and Scientists of Nigeria(SCHTSN) has urged the National Assembly(NASS) to speed up the passage of the Community health technologist and scientist council bill said to be presented to them.
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Yusuf Yakubu Arrigasiyyu stated this at the National inaugural Conference held in Kaduna yesterday.
with its theme:’Advanced primary health care services in contemporary Nigerian Society’, The roles of Community Health Technologist and Scientist of Nigerian held in Kaduna.
He said two distinguished senators, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau and Senator Uba Sani from Kano and Kaduna respectively have promised to present the bill before the Assembly.
According to him, if there could be the Dental Therapist council of Nigeria, Dental Technologist Council of Nigeria, it is not going to be an offense if the society to have Council for Community Health of Nigeria.
Speaking who are community health workers, the Provost Daveast College of Health Science and Technology.
Ekan, Kwara State
community health workers are those who work at the primary health level, trained to support and do the works of Health workers at the primary health facilities.
He said the community workers are registered with National Board for Technical Education( NBTE), meaning they have the required academic qualification.
Deputy Director, Health Programmes, National Board for Technical Education( NBTE), Mal. Yusuf Bello Yakubu explained his institution coordinates and regulates the training of National Diploma( ND) and Higher National Diploma(HND) in Nigeria where they are offered in the Polytechnic, College of Agric, College of nursing, colleges of health sciences, and technologist, among others.
He stressed that Community health technologists and Scientists are qualified to practice and be employed anywhere in the world as they have the academic prerequisites.
as demanded by the Federal Government.