The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Radiographers Registration Board of Nigeria (RRBN), Mr. Michael Okpaleke has said that the use of radiation treatment by quacks was increasing the rate of cancer cases in the country.
Okpaleke made this known yesterday in Abuja on the sidelines of the Civilian Institute of Democratic Administration (CIDA) conference and investiture ceremony during which he was conferred with a professional fellowship.
He said some health centres employ unqualified and unauthorised personnel to manage their radiographic facilities which predisposed people to cancer.
The registrar urged the public to insist on seeing the practicing licenses of whoever comes to conduct x-ray or ultrasound on them.
While stating that close to a hundred quack radiographers have been successfully prosecuted by the board, he said that lawyers have been slowing the prosecution of quack radiographers in the country.
According to him, some of the lawyers representing the quacks in courts were using legal technicalities to delay their diligent and speedy prosecution.