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Oyo Govt. Seals Private Health Facilities in Ibadan, Saki

Oyo State Government has sealed five private health facilities in Saki and Ibadan metropolis over illegal practices.

The government through its Task Force on Private Health Facilities headed by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Basiru Bello, took the step following unscrupulous activities of some medical practitioners including engagement of quack staffers and lack of approval of premises. 

Dr. Bello, who expressed concern over lackadaisical attitude of some owners of private health facilities in the state, reiterated that the government would not tolerate quackery in the sector but promote good practices with a view to ensuring quality health care delivery.

The commissioner, who spoke through the Director of Secondary Health Care and Training in the ministry during the monitoring exercise in Ibadan and Saki, Dr Wale Falana, said the exercise was imperative for the team to evaluate the compliance level of operators of private health facilities to government directives.

Dr. Basiru admonished the people of the state to be vigilant and at all times patronise government accredited private health facilities to prevent unforseen circumstances.

He however assured the reopening of concerned facilities the moment their owners fulfill all necessary obligation.

Iyabo Adebisi

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