20 Health Facilities Shut Down In Lagos Over Poor Standards

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The Lagos State Government through the Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency, HEFAMAA has shut 20 health facilities for non-compliance with regulatory standards.

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The Executive Secretary of HEFAMAA, Dr Abiola Idowu who disclosed this after a monitoring and inspection exercise carried out by the Agency, stressed that the State Government remains committed to putting a halt to the ugly trend of having unqualified personnel in health facilities.

Idowu maintained that the state government would continue to insist that the environment for the dispensation of medical care should be suitable and hygienic for the promotion and maintenance of good health.

Idowu explained that part of the strategies employed by the Agency that made it record a level of success included consistent surveillance and monitoring of health facilities in the state, supported by members of the public as well as placement of adequate sanctions against those who fail to adhere to standards.

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