Oyo Seals Six Health Facilities over Quackery

Kemi Olaitan in Ibadan

The Oyo State government has shut six health facilities across the state over quackery. The six health facilities sealed committed various offences including recruitment of unqualified personnel to provide medical services and engage in illicit practices.

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

He said the Oyo State government would not tolerate any form of quackery or substandard practice in the health sector, adding that anyone found culpable would face the full wrath of the law.

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 patronise only accredited and registered health facilities in the state, adding that they must ensure only qualified personnel attend to them.

He appealed to health workers to abide by the ethics and standard of their profession, urging residents to cooperate with the government in its quest to provide quality and affordable health care to the people.

He said: “The goals remain clear. Oyo State government is dedicated to upholding rigorous standards and prioritizing the health and safety of every resident.

“The government ensures that healthcare services consistently meet the highest benchmarks for quality and safety, so citizens can trust their well-being.”

Among the facilities sealed 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.

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