The Oyo State Government has shut down 8 health facilities to eradicate quackery. The state government said that using auxiliary nurses in private health facilities would no longer be tolerated.
The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Aziz Adedotun, made the pronouncement during a routine monitoring exercise and inspection of private healthcare facilities in Ibadan metropolis.
According to Dr Adedotun, 8 out of the 11 facilities visited were closed for quackery, illegal operation, use of unqualified medical personnel, and failure to maintain the minimal standards of practice.
He also said that the facilities were not registered with the relevant agencies adding that there were enough qualified institutions in the state to train nurses to be skilled and up to the standard of the best practices across the globe.
Dr Adedotun, however, said that the monitoring exercise was not witch hunt anybody or private healthcare facilities in the state but to sanitize the system.