QUACKERY: Government Seals Six Private Health Facilities In Ibadan
…says government is sacrosanct to the delivery of quality health care
The Oyo State task force in charge of operations of private health facilities in the state has sealed another six facilities in Ibadan and Oyo town over non accreditation , quackery practices amongst other misconducts by owners of the centres .
The team headed by the state commissioner for health , Dr. Bashir Bello , closed four clinics and maternity facilities situated at Cele , Agunpopo in Oyo town and two in Ibadan ,located at Alakia and Amuloko .
Dr. Bashir Bello ,while speaking during the monitoring exercise , expressed concern over the re – occurrence of illegal practices among owners of private health facilities in the state
He maintained that the government was pertinent about the delivery of quality health care in both the public and private health facilities for the sake of citizens and residents of the state .
Dr. Bello, who spoke through the Director of Secondary Health Care and Training in the ministry, Dr. Wale Falana , said the idea behind the monitoring was to maintain sanity in health sector and ensure facilities under the watch of personnel with professional qualifications secure accreditation as and when due .
Bello hinted that the drive is not limited to private hospitals alone but all private facilities offering health care services,which includes laboratory services , pharmacy , nursing amongst others .
He stated further that the present administration remain sacrosanct about the well- being of individuals,hence, there is need for qualified medical practitioners who are yet to register their facilities to do the needful without further delay .
” The drive embarked upon by the taskforce was about everything that has to do with health , we don’t want quackery practice in private health facilities which includes laboratory services , pharmacy,nursing.”
“Also you can see we have representatives from various fields in the taskforce ”
” We want our people to be in good health,we want qualified health personnel to take care of our people and that is why we are calling on qualified health personnel, that if you have not done your registration and renewal of facility, come to the ministry of health and sort it out ”
” A lots of quackery is happening, like this place we are now,we were here sometimes early this year, the owner of the facility is not a qualified medical personnel and was running hypertensive clinic . We locked up the place and told him to get someone that is qualified to the job , now you can see the place is open , this is illegality ”
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