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To provide coordination and communication services on Poison incidents to the Authority.
This Centre will perform the following activities:-

  • Communicate and gather laboratory toxicological data from GCLA Laboratories, Referral hospitals, Regional hospitals as well as Police stations supervise provision of information and advice concerning the diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention of poisoning as well about toxicity of the chemicals and the risk they pose;
  • Develop and Maintain databases for the NPCC;
  • Coordinate toxic vigilance activities;
  • Conduct research, education and training in the prevention and management of poisoning incidences;
  • Develop contingency plan, monitor and respond to the adverse effects of drugs including problems of substance abuse;
  • Implement quality management system; and
  • Prepare, implement and update guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures for the NPCC.

This Centre will be led by a Head.

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