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Oyo seals six hospitals for hiring unqualified personnel

by Maryam Olaniyi
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The Oyo State Government has shut down six health facilities due to quackery.

The government disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Thursday.

The state government stated that the affected facilities were sealed due to various offences, including the recruitment of unqualified personnel to provide medical services and engagement in illicit practices.

The affected health facilities, according to the statement include, “New Jobi Memorial Hospital, Omolara Clinic and Maternity Home, Amazing Grace Medical Clinic, Emiloju Clinic and Maternity Centre, Safeway Clinic, and Emilagba Clinic and Maternity Centre.”

Chairman of the State Antiquackery Task Force Committee, Dr. Adekunle Aremu, stated that the team conducted the operation to safeguard the “health and well-being of residents, as part of the government’s efforts.”

He emphasised that anyone found guilty would be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

He further urged the public to seek services from accredited and registered health facilities in the state.

Additionally, he emphasised the importance of ensuring that only qualified personnel attend to their medical needs.

“The goals remain clear, Oyo State government is dedicated to upholding rigorous standards and prioritizing the health and safety of every resident.

“The government ensures that healthcare services consistently meet the highest benchmarks for quality and safety, so citizens can trust their well-being,” he said.

The state government earlier sealed off two private hospitals in Oyo town, restating there is no room for quackery and other illegalities in the state.

The illegal hospitals sealed up by the state Hospital Monitoring Task Force were Wise and Pearl Hospital Limited, Akeetan-Tuntun and Living Stone Clinic and Maternity, Idi-Ose, Alaafin High School, Oyo town.

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