LAGOS SHUTS 14 HEALTH FACILITIES FOR NON-COMPLIANCE ……assures the public of best practices in health care delivery
Written by Metro FM on October 30, 2019
The Lagos State Government through the Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency, HEFAMAA has shut 14 health facilities for non-compliance with regulatory standards.
The Executive Secretary of HEFAMAA, Dr. Abiola Idowu who made this known after an enforcement exercise carried out by the agency recently, stressed that the State Government remains committed to putting a halt to the ugly trend of having unqualified personnel work in health facilities and would continue to insist that the environment for dispensing medical care is suitable for the promotion and maintenance of good health.
Idowu stated that Government would not tolerate any form of illegal health practices and ensure that all health facilities in Lagos conform to best practices.
While advising members of the public to continue to cooperate and support the State government in the fight against quackery and illegal operation of facilities by reporting those behind such acts, Dr. Abiola appealed to them to stop patronising such and urged Owners and operators of health facilities to ensure they complete their registration with HEFAMAA, collect the agency’s logo and display them at a visible position in and around their facilities.
“Lagos State is a responsible Government and will not relent in its efforts of ensuring that the wellbeing of the people is upheld”, She said.