Nisit to act as regulator


THE National Institute of Standards and Industrial Technology (Nisit) will act as the regulator for the Radiation Safety and Control Bill 2018 and the Nisit Amendment Bill 2018 that were passed in Parliament yesterday.
Minister for Trade and Commerce Wera Mori said Nisit had been an essential collaborator and would act as the regulator.
“This role is fundamental to ensure the safety and security of the people of Papua New Guinea,” Mori said. “The Government is fully committed to ensuring that Nisit is fully capable of fulfilling this new role through providing support where it is required.”
Mori said the bill would make a significant progress in delivering a better quality of healthcare, which had been lacking.
Mori and Health and HIV/AIDS Minister Sir Puka Temu thanked Nisit for agreeing to undertake the role of regulator.
“Having a regulator will ensure that the radioactive source Cobalt-60 will be kept safely and not be misused or misapplied,” Sir Puka said.
Passing of the bill was a good news and welcomed by many.