The Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA), Akwa Ibom State Operational Office, Uyo carried out an enforcement action at the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, on 13th February, 2023 in Uyo. The enforcement action was as a result of the facility’s refusal to subject its practice under regulatory control.
The enforcement action resulted in the sealing up of the Radiology Department of the hospital where various radiological equipment are kept and operated. The decision reached was aimed at ensuring the protection of patients, workers and the general public from the harmful effects of ionizing radiation and to emphasize the importance of compliance with regulatory requirements.
The Head, State Operational office, Mrs Ememobong Essien, encouraged other facilities to comply with regulatory requirements of their various practices promptly in order to avoid sanctions.
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