The Lagos State Government has shutdown 16 health facilities across the State for non-compliance with regulatory standards.
The Executive Secretary, Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency, HEFAMAA, Dr. Abiola Idowu who disclosed this in her office in Ikeja, while reviewing the activities of the agency in the month of September and October, 2020, explained that out of 280 health facilities monitored, 16 facilities were shutdown for infractions ranging from quackery, operating beyond schedule, lack of qualified medical personnel to non-registration of facilities, training of auxiliary nurses and lack of basic equipment.
She warned that the State government would not tolerate such unprofessional practices, which she said could compromise the health and the wellbeing of patients and undermine the huge investment of the state government in qualitative healthcare delivery.
She declared that any facility owner or operator found perpetrating these acts would be prosecuted accordingly and the facility sealed.
“These unethical practices could compromise the health status of patients and undermine the huge investment of government in qualitative healthcare delivery. Hence, any healthcare facility owner or operator found perpetrating these acts will be prosecuted accordingly and the facility sealed,” she warned.