Definition:  A centre for investigation and diagnosis of medical disorders where ionizing radiation may also be used.


PART A: Scope of Services

  • Medical laboratory Services
  • Ultra Sound Scan Services
  • ECG, EEG
  • X-Ray Services
  • Mammography
  • CT Scan
  • MRI etc.

PART B: Minimum Facilities

  • Waiting Room/Reception Room of 12sq.metres with:
    • Sitting facilities
    • Registration table
    • Record keeping facilities (preferably digital)
  • Phlebotomy room of 3 sq. metres (for Medical laboratory services) with:
    • proper hand washing facilities
    • waste disposal/ management
  • Working areas with:
    • Adequate benches
    • Running water and
    • Sinks
    • Proper hand washing facilities in all sections of the Laboratory including the waiting room.
  • Ultrasound SCAN Room of 12sq.metres with the following:
    • Couch for Scanning
    • Proper Hand washing facilities
    • Adequate medical waste management
  • X-ray room of 12 sq. metres with:
    • walls of adequate thickness lined with lead or barium plaster
    • Dark Room and light trap entrance
    • Room for sorting and filing of 12 sq. metres

PART C: Equipment

All the equipment must be comprehensive, basic, functional and relevant to the services provided by the centre and in conformity with international regulations for the use of ionizing radiation.

  • Ultra Sound Scan machine
  • X-ray machine and accessories (preferably digital)
  • X-ray film processing equipment
  • X-Ray Couch
  • Other accessory equipment
  • Protective gadgets for staff and patients e.g.
    • lead rubber aprons
    • lead gloves
    • goggles
    • Mobile Screen, etc.
  • Provision for continuous monitoring of personnel and site exposure to radiation e.g. Geiger counter.
  • Any other equipment/Instrument relevant to the practice.

PART D: Staff Complement

  • A Consultant Radiologist or Pathologist registered with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria with a minimum of 5 years post-qualification experience serves as the Operating Officer.
  • Consultant on specialized field of services rendered must be also be available
  • A radiographer with current practicing license
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist with current practicing license
  • Medical Laboratory Technician/Assistant (and not a Science Laboratory Scientist or Technologist) with current practicing license.
  • X-Ray Technician/Dark room technician duly licensed
  • Other staff (both domestic and administrative) to complement the services of the Centre.

PART E: Hand Washing Facilities

Proper hand washing facilities must be available in all sections of the facility to facilitate frequent hand washing by the staff and patients.

Facilities to provide are:

  • Wash hand basin with running water
  • Liquid antiseptic soap in dispensing bottle with plunger
  • Disposable Serviettes
  • Liquid hand sanitizers
  • Hand dryers (optional)
  • Pedal bins
  • Handwashing poster

PART F:  Medical Waste Management

  • Registration with LAWMA Medical waste management is compulsory
    • Use of appropriate waste bins with cover in all sections of the facility
    • Use of appropriate colour coded bags for all medical waste disposal i.e.
      • Yellow
      • Red
      • Brown
      • Black
    • Use of safety boxes for all sharps
    • Creation of an appropriate final waste collection point for all facility’s waste

PART G:  Public health facilities shall include

  • Adequate ventilation
  • Adequate illumination
  • Clean and adequate Water Supply
    • pipe borne water
    • treated borehole
  • Washable floors preferable tiled
  • Covered and appropriate waste bins
  • Toilet facilities (W.C.) exclusive to the clinic.
  • Fire extinguisher and other safety gadgets with valid service records attached.

PART H: Power Supply

  • PHCN
  • Standby Generators.
  • Inverter (Optional)