By Gboyega Akinsanmi
The Lagos State Government at the weekend shut 15 illegal clinics and hospitals in different parts of the state, saying tha it was in line with its health sector reform law enacted in 2006.
Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, who disclosed this in a statement, explained that operatives of the State Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA) took the decision to rid the state of the menace of fake and unregistered health facilities in line with the health sector reform law.
He, however, listed the offences, which the operators of the affected health facilities committed to include; “quackery practice, unofficial training of auxiliary nurses, existence of living room within their facilities, lack of qualified personnel, poor facilities, unhygienic environment and non-registration of the facilities with the agency.
Idris listed the hospitals to include, Kaff-Salam Maternity Home at No 8, Onabola Street Bariga; Gbayi Clinic and Maternity Home at No 57, Akinola Street, Bariga; Iya Deborah Maternity Hospital, Eleshin Ikorodu; St. Daniel Hospital at No 17, Igbeyin Adun Street, Makoko; and Oluwaseun King Maternity Center at No 24, Ogo-Oluwa Street, Bariga among the affected.
He also cited Oluwadimimu Maternity Home at No 3, Alhaji Davies Street, Surulere; UDYP Christian Hospital at No 62, Sanya Street, Aguda-Surulere; Mount Zion Maternity Center at No 3B, James Daniel Street off Low Cost Housing Estate, Sabo Ikorodu; Above Medical Center at No 121, Abaranje Road, Ikotun-Alimosho; and The Saint Medical Diagnostics Centre at No 235, Idimu-Ikotun Road, Alake Bus Stop, Alimosho.
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