The Oyo State government have began its clampdown on all hospitals and health facilities in the state found wanting of practice rules, saying this was promoting quackery and henceforth warned that defaulting doctors stand being sanctioned.
Commissioner for Health, Dr Azeez Adeduntan stated this when he led the Oyo State Task Force on Private Health Facilities to monitor private hospitals and medical laboratories in Ibadan.
The task force had sealed seven health facilities in Moniya and a medical diagnostic centre at Apete for failing to meet the basic requirements to practice, including failure to register.
The Health Commissioner warned thus;
“Oyo State was no longer a safe haven for medical quackery, declared “we will make sure the healthcare system in the state is sanitised. We will pursue any doctor that registers somebody that is not qualified because they are killing our people.
We are not fighting anybody, but safeguarding the health of our people and we will be going round the state to ensure this.
Those who employ quacks as nurses or community health extension workers were also going to be sanctioned.
Even a trained doctor could be a quack when he carries out any procedure that he was not trained for, declared that his ministry was inundated by appeals and petitions saying people are dying from malpractices.
The taskforce sealed some hospitals including Abaramu Mission Home, Moniya; Orelope Maternity and Child Welfare, Moniya; Folayo Maternity and Child Welfare, Moniya and Moyosore Clinic and Maternity, Moniya as well as Bam Medical Centre, Apete.