Nine health establishments closed in two months – HEFAMAA

The Healthcare Facility Surveillance and Accreditation Agency said it sealed nine healthcare facilities in Lagos state during the months of October and November 2021.

The Executive Secretary of the Agency, Dr Abiola Idowu, revealed this during an awareness and advocacy campaign on the theme “Roles and responsibilities of HEFAMAA”.

This was in a statement titled “HEFAMAA Closes Nine Facilities in Two Months”.

Idowu, at the event, said the facilities were closed for failing to meet regulatory standards, for various offenses, including quackery, lack of qualified medical personnel, non-registration of facilities and lack of basic equipment.

She added, however, that the facilities will be reopened once the owners rectify all violations.

The executive secretary also advised the people of Lagos on the need to denounce the charlatans, who present themselves as professionals, in order to promote good medical practices and safe health.

She urged the general public to patronize registered healthcare providers, whose facilities bear the Agency’s logo and registration certificate, asking them to report any suspicious healthcare facilities to the Agency.

Revealing that HEFAMAA will begin franchising its surveillance activities in 2022 to improve the efficiency of the state’s health system, Idowu said the agency will not relax its efforts to operate health facilities under the law in all parts of Lagos State.

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