Health and Medical Equipment Regulated Under SONCAP

The Federal Government of Nigeria has issued a policy which identifies certain types of Health and Medical Equipment which must be registered with SON.

22nd September 2011

The Equipment covers:

  1. Hospital Furniture
  2. Operation Theatre Equipment
  3. Stainless Steel Trolleys & Hollow Wares
  4. Surgical Instruments
  5. Medical Diagnostics
  6. Acute Care Equipment
  7. Obstetric & Gynecology Equipment
  8. Medical Imaging Equipment
  9. Neonatal Care (SBCU) Equipment Opthalmic Equipment
  10. Dental Equipment
  11. ENT Equipment
  12. Physiotherapy and Physical Rehabilitation Equipment
  13. Neurology and Neurosurgery Equipment
  14. Orthopedics Equipment
  15. Endoscopy Equipment
  16. Laboratory Equipment
  17. Sterilization and Disinfection
  18. Medical Refrigeration Equipment
  19. Patient Transport

One of the criteria to register the above products with SON is the submission of certification under SONCAP.

Manufacturers of the above equipment are requested to contact their nearest SONCAP Country Office for initiating certification which will ensure smooth registration of the equipment with SON, details of which can be found here.