The Lagos State Government has closed 16 health facilities across the State over non-compliance with regulatory standards.
The Executive Secretary, Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency, HEFAMAA, Dr. Abiola Idowu, disclosed this in her office in Ikeja, while reviewing the activities of the agency in the month of September and October, 2020
She explained that out of 280 health facilities monitored, 16 facilities were shut down 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.
While clarifying that health facilities earlier sealed could be reopened after all standards and instructions had been effected and approval granted by the Commissioner, the Executive Secretary disclosed that 14 facilities were re-opened in two months under review after complying with the set standards.Follow us on social media