The Nigerian National Mirror/Technical Committee on Electro-Medical Equipment has adopted 16 international standards on essential Electro-Medical Equipment.

 Addressing the committee during a virtual meeting, Director-General, Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) Osita Aboloma said the increasing global demand for production and consumption of quality, safe and dependable medical equipment and systems in their varied brands necessitated the introduction of Electro-Medical Equipment.

 The SON Chief Executive Officer, who was represented by the agency’s Director, Standards Development, Mrs. Chinyere Egwuonwu, said the 16 International standards on Electro medical have become global requirements in the fight against the pandemic.

He reiterated  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 Covid-19 and thus, expressed deep appreciation for contributions and sacrifices made by the committee members

The committee’s chairman, Dr. Ayodele Esan, pledged that they would continue to ensure that Nigeria get the best electro-medical equipment.