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Published On: Wed, May 14th, 2014

Ogun clamp down on illegal health facilities

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From James Ogunnaike, Abeokuta

Ogun State government has withdrawn operating license and signboards of three health centres in Abeokuta South, Sagamu and Ado-Odo/Ota local government areas of the state for incompetence in the last one year.

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Olaokun Soyinka, who dropped the hint in Abeokuta; the State capital during the annual Ministerial briefing which was part of activities lined up for the third anniversary of the Senator Ibikunle Amosun led government in the state, said 40 health facilities had been sealed across the state due to quackery.

He said all these efforts were in order to provide qualitative healthcare service delivery to the teeming citizenry of the country, saying “the menace of under-qualified and fake healthcare practitioners and businesses of all types takes a terrible toll on the health of Ogun indigenes”.

He added that 191 illegal/unregistered health facilities identified, pointing out that some of them were owned by professionals but failed to register with the Ministry of Health to ascertain Ogun state minimum standards on health facilities.

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