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Oyo govt seals up 9 health facilities for quackery, illegal operations

Oyo govt seals up 9 health facilities for quackery, illegal operations

As part of measures to check quackery and illegal health facilities across the State, the Oyo State Government has sealed three health facilities in Saki and six others within Ibadan metropolis in the State Capital.

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The facilities sealed during the monitoring exercise by the State’s Commissioner for Health, Oluwaserimi Ajetunmobi, a medical doctor with a task force, included, Ayinke Clinic and Maternity, Omowumi Hospital and Olajumoke Clinic Maternity in Saki, another city of the State as well as six other health facilities in Ibadan.

The Commissioner said that a huge number of health facilities had been sanctioned for committing different offenses ranging from the recruitment of unqualified medical personnel, non-registration of the facility, handling of cases beyond the facility, among others.

It will be recalled that the State Anti-quackery task force was set up by Governor Seyi Makinde, and headed by the Commissioner for Health, Oluwaserimi Adewumi Ajetunmobi, with other qualified Medical Personnel as team members, is aimed at checking fraudulent practices within the health sector

Speaking during the exercise, Adekunle Aremu, the Chairman of the State Anti-quackery Task Force Committee, noted that the State Government was making concerted efforts in monitoring various health facilities across the State to separate the quacks from professionals in the health sector.

He urged the public to report any suspicious or illegal activities in any health facilities to the State Ministry of Health or any security Agencies for immediate action.

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Aremu noted that the exercise which began in Ibadan would soon expand its tentacles to other zones, including Oyo, Ogbomoso and Saki with a clear message that anyone found culpable will face the full wrath of the law.