The Lagos State Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency, (HEFAMAA) has shut 16 health facilities across the State for non-compliance with regulatory standards.
The Executive Secretary of the Agency, Dr. Abiola Idowu, disclosed this while reviewing the activities of the Agency for the month of September and October 2020.
She explained that out of 280 health facilities monitored, 16 facilities were shut for different infractions like operating beyond schedule, lack of qualified medical personnel, non-registration of facilities among others.
Further warned that such unprofessional practices, which could compromise the health and the wellbeing of patients and undermine govt investment in qualitative healthcare delivery would not be condoned.
According to her, any facility owner or operator found perpetrating any of these acts will be prosecuted accordingly and the facility sealed.
She maintained that the Agency will continue to insist that the environment for the delivery of healthcare services should be suitable for the promotion and maintenance of good health.
Idowu, therefore, urged health facility operators to abide strictly by all stipulated standards to avoid being sanctioned.
She advised operators to also complete online registration or renewal using the HEFAMAA e-portal, collect the Agency’s logo and display it at a conspicuous position in the premises where visible to members of the public.
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