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Oyo Govt seals 6 health facilities over alleged quackery

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No fewer than six health facilities have been sealed across Oyo State capital by the state government over quackery.

The six health facilities shut, according to the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Prince Dotun Oyelade, committed different offences, including recruitment of unqualified personnel to provide medical services and engage in illicit practices.

Among the facilities sealed were the New Jobi Memorial Hospital; Omolara Clinic & Maternity Home, Iped Amazing Grace Medical Clinic; Emiloju Clinic and Maternity Centre Ogbere and Safeway Clinic, Gbaremu; Emilagba Clinic and Maternity Centre, Ibadan.

While speaking during an inspection and monitoring exercise within the Ibadan metropolis, the State Anti-quackery Task Force Committee Chairman, Dr Adekunle Aremu, said the team carried out the operation as part of the government’s efforts towards protecting the health and well-being of residents.

He said that the Oyo State government would not tolerate any form of quackery or substandard practice in the health sector.

According to him, anyone found culpable would face the full wrath of the law.

He, therefore, called on 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 urged the public to patronize only accredited and registered health facilities in the state, adding that they must ensure only qualified personnel attend to them and appealed to health workers to abide by the ethics and standards of their profession.

“The goals remain clear, Oyo State government is dedicated to upholding rigorous standards and prioritizing the health and safety of every resident.

“The government will ensure that healthcare services consistently meet the highest benchmarks for quality and safety, so citizens can trust their well-being,” he added.

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