Food & Health

Govt Clamps Down on Six Clinics Over Quackery

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The Oyo State Government, has shut six health facilities across the state over quackery.

The six health facilities were alleged to have committed various offenses, including recruitment of unqualified personnel to provide medical services and engage in illicit practices.

The affected facilities include the New Jobi Memorial Hospital; Omolara Clinic & Maternity Home Iped Amazing Grace Medical Clinic; Emiloju Clinic and Maternity Centre Ogbere and Safeway Clinic, Gbaremu; Emilagba clinic and Maternity Centre, Ibadan

Speaking during an inspection and monitoring exercise held within the Ibadan metropolis, the State Antiquackery Task Force Committee Chairman, Dr. Adekunle Aremu said the team carried out the operation as part of the government’s efforts towards protecting the health and well-being of residents.

Dr. Aremu said the Oyo State government would not tolerate any form of quackery or substandard practice in the health sector.

He urged the public to report any suspicious or illegal activity in any health facility to the Ministry of Health or the nearest security agency.

He also advised the public to patronize only accredited and registered health facilities in the state, adding that they must ensure only qualified personnel attend to them.

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