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Ogun cracks down on unregistered medical facilities

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The Ogun State Government has sealed four hospitals and two medical laboratories for contravening various laws. 

These facilities include Ololade Clinic and Maternity Home, Mercygate Hospital, Fehintola Clinic and Maternity Home, Ayomide Outpatient Hospital, Diurnal Medical Laboratory, and Blizz Medical Laboratory.

The infractions observed ranged from lack of registration to employing unqualified personnel and operating beyond the scope of registration. 

This action follows a previous crackdown by the government’s “Operation Stingray” task force, which sealed 10 private medical facilities in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area.

Speaking to the press, State Commissioner for Health Dr. Tomi Coker emphasized that the government will not tolerate any form of quackery or disregard for regulations within the medical sector. 

Governor Dapo Abiodun, she said, is committed to sanitizing the health sector and protecting the lives of residents.

“As you all know, our administration has continued to prioritise the social well-being of residents through the strengthening of our health systems and provision of accessible and qualitative healthcare.

“Of course, we acknowledge the efforts of private health facilities. We share with them a strong desire for positive outcomes. However, they must operate within the terms of our regulations.

“All health care facilities in the state are required by the private hospitals and other health establishments registration law to register with the agency before commencing operations.

‘The existing ones are to renew their registration annually or else be sanctioned accordingly. Also, we will no longer tolerate those that are registered but choose to operate beyond the scope of their registration or employ personnel that are not qualified to practice,” she stated

 

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