Oyo state government has sealed no fewer than six health facilities regulate operations of private health facilities has sealed no fewer than six health facilities in both Ibadan and Oyo towns.
Newspot gathered that they were sealed by task force set up by the state government due to non-accreditation, quackery practices and other flagrance disobedience to medical rules and Regulations.
Our correspondent learnt that the team led by Commissioner for Health, Dr. Bashir Bello ordered the closure of four health facilities situated at Cele and Agunpopo areas in Oyo town and two in Ibadan, located at Alakia and Amuloko.
Bello while speaking during the monitoring exercise, expressed concern over the reoccurrence of illegal practices among owners of private health facilities in the state
He maintained that the government was strict about the delivery of quality health care in both the public and private health sectors for the sake of citizens and residents of the state.
Bello said the idea behind the monitoring was to maintain sanity in the health sector and ensure facilities under the watch of personnel with professional qualifications secure accreditation as and when due.
He hinted that the exercise was not limited to private hospitals alone but all private facilities offering health care services, which included laboratory services, pharmacy, nursing amongst others.
- He said the present administration remained sacrosanct about the well-being of individuals, hence, there was need for qualified medical practitioners who were 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 lot 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.”