The Oyo state taskforce regulating the operations of private health facilities has sealed no fewer than six health facilities.
The team led by the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Bashir Bello saic the facilities were sealed due to non-accreditation, quackery practices amongst other misconducts by owners of the hospitals.
The Health Commissioner stated that the idea behind the monitoring was to maintain sanity in the health sector and ensure facilities under the watch of personnel with professional qualifications secure accreditation as and when due.
He said; “The drive embarked upon by the taskforce was about everything that has to do with health, we don’t want quackery practice in private health facilities which includes laboratory services, pharmacy, nursing.
“Also you can see we have representatives from various fields in the taskforce.
“We want our people to be in good health, we want qualified health personnel to take care of our people and that is why we are calling on qualified health personnel, that if you have not done your registration and renewal of facility, come to the ministry of health and sort it out.
“A lot of quackery is happening, like this place we are now, we were here sometimes early this year, the owner of the facility is not a qualified medical personnel and was running hypertensive clinic. We locked up the place and told him to get someone that is qualified to the job, now you can see the place is open, this is illegality.”