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Kano shuts down over 100 ‘illegal’ hospitals

Over one hundred quack medical facilities and pharmaceutical stores have been shut down in Tudunwada Local Government Area of Kano State, including a hospital with a fake surgeon who delivers babies.

The move followed reports of frequent death of women during childbirth as well as patients experiencing deformities after using the health facilities.

The Local Government, worried about the development set up a health committee led by a community leader, Abubakar Usman Kareba, who investigated the matter and uncovered so many fake health facilities operating illegally in the area.

Kareba, told newsmen that the local government would not relent in taking legal actions against all those arrested, including a traditional medicine attendant who take delivery and performs surgical operations.

One of the Quack doctors, James Bawa, accepted that he was guilty of all the charges leveled against him but pleaded with the committee to forgive him.

The Committee Chairman, Kareba, said legal action would be taken against all those arrested to serve as a deterrent to others.

Reporting by Abdullahi Jalaluddeen; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade & Julian Osamoto