More than eight private health facilities in Ogun state have been shut down on account of owners refusing to register and revalidate the facilities.
Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, the state Commissioner for Health, stated this while monitoring the level of compliance of the registration and revalidation of health facilities at the Ado-Odo and Ota Local Government area.
He said that the total number of facilities shut down in the state is now 168.
Dr. Ipaye noted the monitoring team had worked hard to be able to record such success, mentioning that the most identified hot spot for quackery activities in the state was that of Ado-Odo/Ota and Ogijo in Sagamu Local govt area.
While talking about the danger of practicing and engaging quackery, Ipaye sited an instance of four pregnant women who died in Ifo Local government and some unreported cases which could have been averted if the victim had patronised qualified medical personnel.
He said those culprits have been handed over to be prosecuted by relevant agencies.
Ipaye sited another instance in Ifo where a particular hospital ruptured four pregancies. “Of a truth, this revalidation and registration have no political prejudice of all at. Five doctors have been arrested and would be prosecuted for running illegal facilities and for having fake documents”, the commissioner said.