Govt blacklists 250 lab scientists

Source: Govt blacklists 250 lab scientists – DailyNews Live

Farayi Machamire  11 July 2017

HARARE – Government has blacklisted over 250 laboratory scientists in
private and government practice for failing to pay annual subscriptions
ranging from $80 to $180.

Medical Laboratory and Clinical Scientists Council of Zimbabwe (MLCSCZ)
registrar Agness Chigora made the announcement yesterday.

MLCSCZ is a statutory body responsible for the licensing of laboratory

Chigora said dozens of State certified medical laboratory technicians,
medical laboratory specialists, clinical scientists and medical laboratory
scientists general had been suspended for failing to pay annual fees.

“All practicing medical laboratory practitioners practicing in any health
institution, whether in private or public, should ensure that they are
holders of valid practicing certificates as stipulated under Part XVII,
Section 91 of 96 of the Health Professional Act,” Chigora said in a

State certified medical laboratory technicians are required to pay an
annual subscription of $80, clinical scientists $180 a year, rapid HIV
testers $40 a year, State certified blood transfusion technicians $80 and
medical laboratory scientists $100 a year.

MLCSCZ, through the Practice Control Committee ensures that new
laboratories are compliant to minimum conditions for registration with the
Health Professions Authority.