Lagos Seals 30 Health Facilities in Two Months

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As part of efforts to curb quackery and curtailing ugly trends of having unqualified personnel working in health facilities, the Health Facilities Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA) sealed about 30 health facilities in the last two.

Lagos Seals 30 Health Facilities in Two Months
An official of HEFAMAA shutting an illegal facility.

Disclosing this in a statement on Friday, the Executive Secretary of the Agency, Dr Abiola Idowu stated that the health facilities were sealed across the state in the months of July and August, 2020 by the Agency for non-compliance with regulatory standards.

According to Idowu, the facilities were shut down for infractions ranging from quackery, operating beyond schedule, lack of qualified medical personnel, non-registration of facilities and lack of basic equipment.

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Idowu reiterated that the government is committed to battling quackery and putting a halt to the unethical practice of having unqualified personnel working in health facilities. She added that the agency will continue to ensure a suitable environment for maintenance and promotion of good medical health care delivery.

The agency scribe called on health facility operators in the state to abide strictly by the set standards to avoid being sanctioned. Idowu noted that illegal health practices could jeopardise people’s health and safety, stressing that the state government will not tolerate such acts in the state.

She urged operators of health facilities in the State to complete their registration with the Agency and display its official logo at a conspicuous position in their facilities. She also urged  the pubic to desist from patronising any healthcare provider without its logo or proof of registration at their facility.

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She called on members of the public to report any suspected illegal health facility operators and quack to the agency.

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