The Oyo State Government, on Thursday, sealed five private health facilities in Ibadan, the state capital, as part of measures toward protecting the health and well-being of residents.
A statement by the Director of Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, Rotimi Babalola, said the healthcare facilities were sealed for non-compliance with regulatory standards.
He stated that the facilities were also found guilty of employing unqualified and unlicensed doctors, commonly referred to as quack doctors.
The statement added that, “The inspection revealed alarming evidence of malpractice, misdiagnoses and inappropriate treatments being administered to unsuspected patients.
“Also, some hospitals were staffed with unqualified personnel who were practicing medicine without the required qualifications and license. This administration underscores its commitment to ensuring that healthcare services in the state adhere to the highest standards of quality and professionalism.
“The government of the day, distinguished health as one of the cardinal programmes, consequently, His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde takes the health of the people as essential, which is the reason behind the omititun free health mission held quarterly throughout the state.
“We will not tolerate any compromise in medical standards that could put lives at risk. Our action in closing these hospitals demonstrates our commitment to maintaining quality healthcare delivery within our state.”