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Ogun govt shuts down 4 hospitals

The Ogun State Government has has sealed four hospitals for various infractions.

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker, during a monitoring and compliance exercise, warned owners of private health facilities to uphold the expected standard of practice required by law or face strict sanctions.

Dr Tomi explained that that the move was informed by one unprofessional doctor’s prescription on the social media.

She expressed her dissatisfaction over the unprofessional medical report which according to her, depicts quackery. 

Dr Coker said such practice would not be tolerated in the state and stressed that the said facility had been sealed accordingly, alongside some other three for lack of qualified medical staff, non-registration of the premises, medical negligence, and unhygienic hospital environment.

According to her, the State Government’s goal of achieving universal health coverage would not be realized without the involvement of the private sector, and in line with global best practices. 

Dr Coker assured that the exercise would be a continuous process to ensure that quackery and other sharp practices in the medical profession were reduced to the barest minimum across the State.

Writing by Olusegun Folarin; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade & Julian Osamoto