Oyo State Shuts Down Six Health Facilities Over Quackery

The Oyo State government, on Thursday, says it has shut down no fever than six health facilities over quackery.

The government made the pronouncement in a statement made available to journalists in the state.

The state government said the affected facilities were sealed over various offences, including recruitment of unqualified personnel to provide medical services and engagement in illicit practices.

The affected health facilities included: New Jobi Memorial Hospital, Omolara Clinic & Maternity Home, Amazing Grace Medical Clinic; Emiloju Clinic and Maternity Centre, Safeway Clinic and Emilagba Clinic and Maternity Centre.

State Antiquackery Task Force Committee Chairman, Dr. Adekunle Aremu, while speaking, said the team carried out the operation as part of the government’s efforts towards protecting the health and well-being of residents.

He added 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 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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